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      The Overnighters

      PG-13 Released Oct 10, 2014 1h 41m Documentary Drama List
      97% Tomatometer 74 Reviews 85% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A pastor sparks a controversy in his North Dakota town by opening his church doors to homeless workers who are seeking jobs at nearby oil fields. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Hard-hitting, absorbing, and painfully relevant, The Overnighters offers an urgent and compassionate picture of life in 21st century America.

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      Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films An existentially probing documentary with more layers than a twisty Hollywood thriller, at turns inspiring, challenging, sobering and finally devastating. Rated: A Feb 25, 2015 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News It develops into a study of obsession, hypocrisy, righteousness and self-doubt, questioning motive and then gob-smacking the audience with the wholly unexpected. Rated: B Jan 5, 2015 Full Review Eric Kohn indieWire While initially a gentle interrogation of Christian dogma, The Overnighters expands to a larger investigation of altruism and its roots in private psychologies. Rated: A Jan 5, 2015 Full Review Q.V. Hough Vague Visages "Moss highlights the personal struggles of many who find themselves re-awakened in northwestern North Dakota, and others who simply fade in and fade out." Jun 28, 2022 Full Review David Harris Spectrum Culture Although The Overnighters runs only 90 minutes, it feels much longer than that. Rated: 2.8/5 Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Ryan Syrek The Reader (Omaha, NE) The big takeaway for me was how brutal the burden is for those who truly embrace the core conceits of the Christian faith and its insistence upon caring for any and all who need help, no matter the sins of their past. Rated: A- Aug 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Murder I The twist is one of the most unexpected I've ever seen and it grips your attention throughout. The ending is so ironic it seems you couldn't write a better script. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/01/22 Full Review Audience Member It is a very thought provoking film that broadens questions  like "should the government consider allocating funds to economically devastated states for the purpose of expanding privately owned prisons , so that the states can be economically stimulated by a new prison work force, or should another less expensive option be considered... It also broadens questions such as " beside John 3: 16, what was the meaning of jesus parables and sermon on the mount? in an apathetic, deregulated world, these questions seem hard to answer. Excuse unedited grammar and sentences Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely stunning. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Powerful, heartbreaking stuff. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Intricately, this multi-layered film details small town perceptions, prejudices and woes, and what happens when good Christian values mix with these and an endless stream of migrant workers, seeking a supposedly better life in the Dakota territory. Furthermore, at the end, this film contains one of the hardest scenes to watch, ever. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Tim G Both depressing and uplifting, with a stunner of an ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/16 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A pastor sparks a controversy in his North Dakota town by opening his church doors to homeless workers who are seeking jobs at nearby oil fields.
      Director
      Jesse Moss
      Producer
      Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine
      Screenwriter
      Jesse Moss
      Distributor
      Drafthouse Films
      Production Co
      Mile End Films West
      Rating
      PG-13 (Mature Thematic Material|Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Documentary, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $109.6K
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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