"Malcolm in the Middle"

The Reaping (2007)
"Thousands of years ago there was a series of bizarre occurrences that many believed to have been the Ten Biblical Plagues. No one thought they could happen again. Until now. "
A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.
Hilary Swank Prof. Katherine Winter
David Morrissey Doug Blackwell
Idris Elba Ben
AnnaSophia Robb Loren McConnell
Stephen Rea Father Michael Costigan
William Ragsdale Sheriff Cade
John McConnell Mayor Brooks
David Jensen Jim Wakeman
Yvonne Landry Brynn Wakeman
Samuel Garland William Wakeman
Myles Cleveland Kyle Wakeman
Andrea Frankle Maddie McConnell
Mark Lynch Brody McConnell
Stuart Greer Gordon Small
Lara Grice Isabelle Small
Cody Sanders Hank Small
Burgess Jenkins David Winter
Sabrina A. Junius Sarah Winter
Jillian Batherson Janet
Karen Yum Nun
Afemo Omilami Haman
Axel C. Cartagena Chilean Boy
Javier Ortiz Cortés Monastery Cop
Iris Martínez Old Chilean Woman
Axel Anderson Blind Man
Robert Alonzo Hazmat Worker #1
Eddie J. Fernandez Hazmat Worker #2
Abraham Henderson Man Speaking in Tongues #1
Felipe Febres Rivera Man Speaking in Tongues #2
Gregorio Allende Man Speaking in Tongues #3
Sixta Rivera Romero Woman Speaking in Tongues
Carol Dupuy Townsperson (uncredited)
Louis Dupuy Townsperson (uncredited)
Ashley Wilkes Townsperson (uncredited)
Producer: Susan Downey,Herb Gains,Joel Silver,Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Carey Hayes,Chad Hayes
Good thriller is perfect with a bag of popcorn, a soda and rainy Sunday afternoon
Well I'm shocked-this is a pretty good little thriller.

Hillary Swank is an ex-missionary turned scientist and debunker, she's called into investigate a small town in the deep South where the river has turned red or as some suspect to blood. this is followed in close order by other Biblical plagues. They all seem to to be tied to a young girl living in the woods.

Creepy little movie thats better than many recent Bible thrillers. Here we start off with science and find as time goes on that it can't explain whats going on. well acted with a couple of nice set pieces this is a movie that works mostly by simple visualization, we see a red river, we see flies, we see frogs. except for a plague of locusts and some fire in the sky what we see out side of dreams is all simple effects given weight by the sincerity of the script and the performances. This is a film where the classic idea of its all better in the mind works to great effect with just a small push.

Is it a great film? No, but its a good one. Its the sort of thing you sit and watch on a Saturday night with a big bag of popcorn and a soda. Is it worth paying ten bucks in the theater for? I doubt it but on a rainy Sunday afternoon it may fit the bill on the bargain priced matinée. (Certainly worth a rental) Somewhere between six and seven out of ten.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 5.6
Musician: John Frizzell
Running time: 96 min (R-rated version)
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-05 22:45:48