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      Desperation Road

      R Released Oct 6, 2023 1 hr. 52 min. Action Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Desperation Road: Trailer 1 List
      64% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 50+ Ratings Audience Score In a small Mississippi town, justice and the law are two very different things. Academy Award Winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Garret Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), and Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) star in a modern noir thriller based on the acclaimed novel by Michael Farris Smith about two lost souls tortured by the mistakes of their past and bound by a secret that keeps them running. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 27 Buy Now

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      Darren M I absolutely loved this film, I thought it was amazing, there is an element of incredulity about the plot, I saw it as I watched it, but I just let it pass and I benefited from it. Its a beautiful piece of art, so well acted and shot. Its a storey of crime, consequence, struggle, failure, poverty, retribution, family and redemption. Its true to say there is nothing new in this film, but neither does there need to be, some story's remain poignant no mater how many times they are told. Its bizarre to me that the critics have panned this film, yet loved Barbie and Oppenheimer, having watched all three I really don't get it, I enjoyed the critically favoured films, this was better. List of artists that got no love and who the professional critics of the day though were not important: Picasso, Pollack, Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Jimmy Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Orsen Wells, Bergman ect ect ect the list just goes on. Yes this is a review, but its also a caution do not look at the critics reviews as useful, the audience knows its stuff, the critics don't count, good movie I thoroughly recommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Louis W I really enjoyed Desperation Road. It is a slow, methodical movie, with a strong story line, well-cast, well-directed with a very suitable soundtrack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/12/24 Full Review E C Superb, slow burning, thriller and all the richer for it. The twists and revelations make this script stand out as the story unfolds. The ending is as powerful as it is forgiving. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Andi P Great movie! Had me in tears at one part. Kept me guessing during the first half. The answers to those questions shocked me during the second half. What an ending too! Wow! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/24 Full Review Brian S Ground hog day on steroids to make action and great cameos but a disappointing conclusion. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/24 Full Review Clark K Slow, boring waste of time. They must've saved a lot of money on lighting. Gray,dingy, plodding dreck. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/12/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Desperation Road

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      Leslie Felperin Guardian The whole farrago is based on a novel by Michael Farris Smith, who is also a producer which may explain why the script keeps digressing to introduce more badly drawn secondary characters. Rated: 2/5 Nov 14, 2023 Full Review Linda Cook OurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois) It's a solid thriller about redemption and forgiveness. Rated: 3 stars Oct 25, 2023 Full Review Tatiana Hullender Screen Rant Despite a screenplay penned by the author of its source material, Desperation Road never quite reaches the heights of Michael Farris Smith's novel. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Tyler Treese ComingSoon.net Desperation Road does a great job of condensing the novel it is based on into a meaningful film that clocks in under two hours. Rated: 7/10 Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Chris Gelderd Flickering Myth An adaptation that seems to care for the material it’s based on and looks great on screen with a talented cast and crew bringing it to life. Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Alan Ng Film Threat Desperation Road is plain and simple good storytelling, and a solid film from start to finish. Rated: 8/10 Oct 16, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In a small Mississippi town, justice and the law are two very different things. Academy Award Winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Garret Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), and Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) star in a modern noir thriller based on the acclaimed novel by Michael Farris Smith about two lost souls tortured by the mistakes of their past and bound by a secret that keeps them running.
      Director
      Nadine Crocker
      Executive Producer
      Melissa Bale, Katy Bodenhamer, Ford Corbett, Tom Culliver
      Screenwriter
      Michael Farris Smith
      Distributor
      Lionsgate
      Production Co
      Signature Entertainment, Balcony 9 Productions, Elevated Films (II), Hopeful Romantix Productions, Grindstone Entertainment Group, Capstone Studios
      Rating
      R (Nudity|Language Throughout|Brief Sexuality|Sexual Assault|Some Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 6, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 6, 2023
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