Child of God

Child of God

Child of God

James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy’s (No Country for Old Men) novel about a dangerous man with an antisocial disposition – devoid of a stable home or parental figures – who delves deeper and deeper into malevolence.

2013Rating: R18USA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Franco has emerged with an extremely faithful, suitably raw but still relatively hemmed-in adaptation.

Time Out

Time Out

press

It could have been so much worse; we wish it was a lot better.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Make no mistake: There is nothing pleasant about James Franco's very fine adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's short, pitiless novel.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly McCarthy adaptation.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There's a weird purity to the storytelling even at its untidiest, which enables Franco to remain true to the spirit of McCarthy's vernacular lyricism.

Variety

Variety

press

Franco has emerged with an extremely faithful, suitably raw but still relatively hemmed-in adaptation.

Time Out

Time Out

press

It could have been so much worse; we wish it was a lot better.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Make no mistake: There is nothing pleasant about James Franco's very fine adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's short, pitiless novel.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Franco has finally delivered the goods with this great, grisly McCarthy adaptation.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There's a weird purity to the storytelling even at its untidiest, which enables Franco to remain true to the spirit of McCarthy's vernacular lyricism.

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