A Prayer In the Dark Review

A woman is forced to rob a bank under duress.

by David Parkinson |
Published on
Release Date:

01 Jan 1997

Running Time:

91 minutes



Original Title:

A Prayer In the Dark

Lynda Carter is the head of a Quaker community who is ordered to rob a bank by a psychotic bank robber or bid farewell to her now hostaged congregation.

This ludicrous situation has TV movie written all the way through it, but what makes it more untenable is the fact the gang-leader (Colin Ferguson) was not only the foster-child Carter had failed years before, but also the ex-lover of her rebellious daughter (Teri Polo} bringing family arguments and the blame game into the fray.

Absolutely awful in both dialogue and plotting this film doesn't satisfy the audience on any levels and the only question it asks is; why did it get made?

Unbearably earnest, about as brutal as Quaker kickboxing.
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