Review: Salvation Boulevard


Director:George Ratliff

Cast:Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei

Running Time:95 Minutes


Based on a book, Salvation Boulevard delivered on all counts. I couldn't stop laughing and
I really appreciate the unique material. This film was great.

A well-known pastor finds himself
engaged in a conversation with an anti-religion activist. The pastor accidentally
fires a bullet into his opponent's head. Carl, a recent convert to the church,
is with the pastor, and is a witness to the entire event. Ultimately, Carl
finds himself caught up in a crazy mishap where he must explain his own

The cast couldn't have been
funnier; Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear, and Marisa
Tomei had great energy and comedic skill. The ensemble worked well as a cast,
which only strengthened the power of this film.

Salvation Boulevard strays from the usual film formula. Honestly, it's
wonderful to see a dark comedy that isn't afraid to be itself, and for that
reason, I began to trust the movie and allow it to take me down its road.

As far as its religious content,
I wasn't offended. I didn't feel as if it made inappropriate jabs at one side
or another. Salvation Boulevard
wouldn't allow religious context to
become a character and dominate any scene. Religion was simply a background for
the craziness of the situation.

Salvation Boulevard was hilarious, compelling and overall was awesome.
It rarely happens, but in this movie all of my expectations were met and


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