Levity (2003)

Action comedy screenwriter Ed Solomon switches gears to psychological drama for his feature film directing debut, Levity. Manual Jordan (Billy Bob Thornton) gets released after doing 23 years in prison for accidentally killing a kid during… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 4, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Levity could really use some, as it's weighted down by dour self-importance and a heavy-handed message.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

In the end the film is undone by an overload of cliches, and by a gravity that never lets up.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

This is a lovely film about redemption and guilt.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

Little touch of style is enough to compensate for the lack of substance in Levity.

Vic Vogler
Denver Post

Slow and satisfying.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

The characters in the well-meaning drama resemble symbols rather than people, while the storyline seeks mighty truths that remain evasive.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... a bit heavy on talk and light on action, the film grapples with tough issues at the soul-level, instead of selling us feel-good lies or cynicism.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

An unrelentingly morose quest for redemption, one that leans too heavily on stock characters and tends to wander in odd directions.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The characters are well drawn.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Worth seeing for the visuals and the performances, but as drama it's maddening.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Slow and straight-forward movie. I liked it...
Todd Smith
This was a great story and if it was a book, it would have been amazing. As a movie however it was a bit slow.
BILLY BOB THORNTON, MORGAN FREEMAN, HOLLY HUNTER, KIRSTEN DUNST Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and… More
Dann Michalski
Thoughtful and compelling, Levity is an insightful drama that explores some deep issues. The story follows a convict that's seeking redemption and is… More