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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Michael Parks
Melissa Leo
John Goodman
Directors
Kevin Smith
Screenwriters
Running Time
88 minutes

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Plot
Three teenage boys are lured into the clutches of Abin Cooper (Parks), a fundamentalist preacher who kidnaps and executes "sexual deviants". Realising something is wrong inside Cooper's heavily armed church, the Sheriff calls in Joe Keenan (Goodman), a veteran ATF agent.


Verdict
This is one of those movies that's ˜interesting" rather than "good". Smith has so much solid material to deliver that it's a shame the package is so sloppily wrapped.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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