ALL SAINTS REVIEWED
“All Saints” is the kind of faith-oriented film that I enjoy. It’s not using its modern Christianity as a means to attack its enemies. However, it takes inspiration from the real world to highlight ways that communities can ally to help the downtrodden. Barry Corbin, John Corbett and Cara Buono are great as the leads, but that’s not why it works. The film works because it flies in the face of every angry Kevin Sorbo diatribe that the Faith-based Factory has been cranking out.
There is a thriving market for this kind of film and it should play smart. Too many are used to push grudges or work out the psychological issues of their film creators. Whatever happened to just telling a story? “All Saints” doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it makes a wheel that works. That might seem like asking too little, but viewers of this subgenre will understand the revolutionary nature of this approach.
Plus, it’s a great movie to play at Christmas with a mixed audience. Kids can enjoy it and you won’t make the older viewers get agitated. Give it a shot, peacemaker.
- Blu-ray exclusive Deleted Scenes
- Blu-ray exclusive Featurette
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track