Cost of a Soul
Cost of a Soul (2011)

Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue (Chris Kerson) and DD Davis (Will Blagrove) return home from Iraq to the crime-stricken neighborhood in North Philadelphia they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith (Judy Jerome), whom he abandoned… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 20, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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John Anderson

Technically accomplished but dramatically unconvincing.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

As one bloody encounter treads on the heels of the next, all that remains is a tiny indie undone by its own vicious ambitions.

Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

It's always refreshing to see a newcomer with so much energy, but the chaos that takes over Cost of a Soul ultimately feels wasteful.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

It's a lousy movie, but it has spunk.

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Edward Douglas

A valiant enough first effort, but {Sean} Kirkpatrick has a long way to go before he achieves even Mean Streets-level Scorsese.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

This low-budget drama has a gutsy handle on what makes a crime drama crackle.

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David Fear
Time Out

Rock bottom has now been firmly established.

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