By Jeff Labrecque
November 21, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST
Ruby Katilius

The Better Angels

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-

The Better Angels

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 94 minutes
director
  • A.J. Edwards
Studio
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