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The Better Angels

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THE BETTER ANGELS Jason Clarke
Ruby Katilius

The Better Angels

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
94 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/07/14
performer:
Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling
director:
A.J. Edwards
distributor:
Amplify
author:
57233
genre:
Drama, Biography

We gave it a C-

A.J. Edwards has worked on the crews of several Terrence Malick productions in the past decade, and his directorial debut, about the harsh frontier childhood of Abraham Lincoln, is heavily influenced by the Tree of Life auteur. The stars of the film, ostensibly, are nature and the camera, but if you focus hard enough, you’ll catch the story of the two loving women who encouraged a curious boy and pointed him toward immortality. It feels more like a poem. Or, at times, a symphony. But it’s much less effective as an actual movie. C-

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