“No Man of God” Gives You Even More Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy fascinated the public for decades. He was covered in magazines, books, documentaries and podcasts. But the true crime boom means there's never enough. Joe Berlinger seemingly said everything on the subject, between his fictional Zac Efron vehicle and his four-part docu-series. But there's apparently more to discover about the notorious serial killer.

The intensely detailed new film No Man of God looks suitably creepy. Elijah Wood stars as FBI agent Bill Hagmaier with Emmy winner Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Bundy. Doctor Strange co-writer C. Robert Cargill adapted the script from transcripts of conversations the two had while Bundy awaited execution in Florida. This marks the fourth feature for British director Amber Sealey, and it's by far her highest-profile effort. There's a little bit of Mindhunter in here too, with allusions that looking too far into a depraved mind could start to affect your life.

No Man of God opens in select theaters, on VOD and at digital retailers on August 27.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.