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The Bells of Innocence

2003 1h 37m Mystery & Thriller Horror List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Friends (Mike Norris, Carey Scott) turn to their faith and an enigmatic rancher (Chuck Norris) to defeat a demonic being who has townspeople under his power. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member I have this movie and it is an awesome Faith Based Christian movie. It may be considered low budget, but it is very, very good. Very well made with a very complex story. All actors are top notch. It is a must see for everyone. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member As a staff member at a local Bible camp, I was immediately drawn to the premise of this movie. However, after watching it, I am left questioning my very faith and most importantly, any belief that I ever had that Chuck Norris was even remotely talented. Not one scene connected to any other, and the same piano loop was used over a thousand times. The continuity is nonexistent and the movie ends with the least satisfying plot twist in the history of cinema. I literally can not believe this was supposed t be a serious movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Very powerful and exciting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Three life-long friends, Jux (Mike Norris), Conrad (David White), and Oren (Carey Scott) journey to Mexico on a mission of mercy. Their plane mysteriously loses power and crashes in the middle of the Texas desert. Stranded, they walk for hours, until they are drawn to the sound of a hollow church bell ringing in the town of Ceres, a town that time forgot. Immediately, the trio realizes that Ceres is like no other place on Earth. Its bizarre townspeople wander aimlessly in a mental haze, shying away from any attempts at contact. All communication to the outside world is absent, except for a crude short-wave radio belonging to Matthew (Chuck Norris), a mysterious rancher who lives on the outskirts of town. Under the control of Joshua (Marshall Teague), an immortal being, the townspeople plot to fulfill an ancient prophecy of sacrifice and destruction. It becomes clear the journey of psychological terror to Ceres was no accident. Jux, Conrad, and Oren are the chosen-ones, willed to Ceres by a demonic force that has controlled the town and its children for centuries. Armed only with their faith, they must become pawns in a chess game played between Heaven and Hell facing evil itself in order to save the innocent. also stars Alyssa-Jane Cook, Tony Arbelaez, Julie Arebalo, Geoff Bettes, Sara Bijan, Jon Paul Burkhart, Ilram Choi, Katrina Cook, Tara DiLeva, John Elliott, Roy Empfield, Tierce Green, Mathew Greer and Terry L. Harris. directed by Ali Bijan. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member What a truly strange film. It's like a religious horror western film with some action. Very cheaply made and it shows. The acting is not very good, the period detail poor. It's simply a bad film. Completely unconvincing. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Painful. The acting (I didn't see much of Norris in it, so maybe he raises the bar when he comes on the scene), writing, camera work, and editing all leave a lot to be desired, and the music is just plain terrible. I honestly couldn't get more than a half hour through this movie before I shut it off. The church needs to start doing a better job at creating art if we want to attain cultural relevance. This ain't it, folks. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Friends (Mike Norris, Carey Scott) turn to their faith and an enigmatic rancher (Chuck Norris) to defeat a demonic being who has townspeople under his power.
Director
Alin Bijan
Producer
Alin Bijan
Screenwriter
Chris Bessey, Mike Norris
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Horror
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 37m