Savannah (2013)

The compelling true story of the charismatic Ward Allen, who in the early 1900s leaves behind a life of privilege in Savannah to live off the land with his hunting buddy Christmas Moultrie and must choose between his newfound freedom and… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 23, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 30, 2013
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Godfrey Cheshire

A movie that's essentially only of local interest.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

"Savannah" should win some sort of award for most amount of times you'll ask, "They roped that guy into this turkey, too?"

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Jackie K. Cooper

The true story of Ward Allen, a man whose life was not interesting enough to be the basis for a film.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

This is a Southern "Downton Abbey," minus the loopy plot turns and wisecracks that make that series so addictive.

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Andrew Frisicano
Time Out

The movie's story is limp, its romances are flightless and-despite the talented cast-its performances are toothless.

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Todd Jorgenson

Despite some fine performances, the film has difficulty finding a consistent tone, and the well-intentioned script emphasizes melodrama and sentimentality.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The film's tale ends up being less rich than its lovely Georgia settings.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

The story overflows with reverence but is drastically short on passion or suspense ...

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Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve

Savannah's backstory may sound inscrutable to the world outside Southern Georgia social clubs; that's because it is.

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