Godspeed (2010)

A man learns too well that one shouldn't promise more than he can actually deliver in this independent thriller. Charlie (Joseph McKelheer) lives in Alaska with his wife, Rebecca (Jessica Ward), and young son, James (Ben Loosli).… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 26, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Despite its fissures in tone and technique, Godspeed occasionally plays like a sturdy indie outpost of revenge cinema.

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Andrew Grant
Time Out

Earnest to a fault, this tale of vengeance and retribution strives for Faulknerian pathos, but never rises above amateur theatrics.

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Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

Intense, brutal, intriguing and expertly executed.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Opens tentatively but ends confidently with a climax that's bloody enough to jolt but not enough to sicken -- a trick that too many directors have yet to master.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Saitzyk's sappy pontifications on loss, redemption, and zealotry don't register as headily as they're meant to, and the spirituality invoked feels about as sincere as the Christian who only attends Christmas mass.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

This tautly wound and even more tightly paced mini-epic of love, loss, and redemption deep in the heart of God's country (aka Alaska) is nothing if not awe-inspiring.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The location -- Sarah Palin's beautiful old stomping ground of Wasilla, Alaska -- is the main attraction in Robert Saitzyk's talky and overwrought melodrama.

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Norm Schrager

All the theological themes and delicate cinematography in the world can't alter the fact that watching someone get theirs simply makes us feel better

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Often contrived, stilted and awkwardly preachy albeit occasionally suspenseful and filled with haunting visuals.

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The things one's faith and beliefs will make them do; finding justification in taking another's life.