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      The Shepherd

      2023 38 min. Holiday Drama Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Shepherd: Trailer List
      Reviews 63% 50+ Ratings Audience Score On Christmas Eve, a young RAF pilot flying home across the North Sea finds himself in peril when his radio and electric power cut out, leaving him stranded and running on limited fuel. Just when it appears his luck is about to run out, a mysterious good Samaritan guides him to safety. Read More Read Less

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      nilufer e Oh Disney, why do you have to be so corny? It was obvious from the start, so predictable and boring. I might have enjoyed it if I was a child though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Lucero D No me gustó, boooooo boooooo 👾 Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Tobias M Bad CGI. Bad acting of the main character inside the aircraft. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/16/24 Full Review John H Sadly, it can't hold a candle to the short story on which it is based. The narrative of the short story was mostly from the pilot's internal monologue, which the film decided to swap in for a bunch of spoken monologuing on behalf of the young pilot- with predictably cringey results. John Travolta, likewise, had a lot of lines to replace the terse hand signals from the novel. He also made no pretense of an English accent despite being a British pilot flying an RAF aircraft… the special effects were also quite cut rate in a few areas (the cheesy aurora among them). Two stars for a few moments of genuine emotion from the pilot as he became resigned to ditching at sea- which is more the original author's credit than the film. Otherwise, a disappointment. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Dennis R Beautiful, moving and haunting (not in a scary way). The acting is superb and the music is moving. A must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Craig C A feel good movie and it's short Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Luke Gorham In Review Online In the absence of any technical bravura and emotional foundation, The Shepherd lives and dies according to its supernatural tilt, which is met with baffling incuriosity; it’s the movie equivalent of an affectless monotone. Dec 25, 2023 Full Review Danny Brogan Common Sense Media While it might not hit the heights of other classic Christmas shorts such as The Snowman, there's enough heart and intrigue here for a family viewing. Dec 9, 2023 Full Review Abhishek Srivastava The Times of India The Shepherd checks all the boxes for a captivating Christmas viewing. Rated: 4/5 Dec 7, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis On Christmas Eve, a young RAF pilot flying home across the North Sea finds himself in peril when his radio and electric power cut out, leaving him stranded and running on limited fuel. Just when it appears his luck is about to run out, a mysterious good Samaritan guides him to safety.
      Director
      Iain Softley
      Executive Producer
      Naomi George, David Gilbery, Lila V. Rawlings
      Screenwriter
      Iain Softley
      Distributor
      Disney+
      Production Co
      Argo Film, Corona Content, BKStudios
      Genre
      Holiday, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2023
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