God's Country



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 765

Plot summary

October 04, 2022 at 09:18 AM


Julian Higgins

Top cast

Thandie Newton as Sandra
Jefferson White as Samuel
Tanaya Beatty as Gretchen
Jeremy Bobb as Wolf
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940.98 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
P/S 417 / 1,361
1.89 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
P/S 305 / 1,482

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Madjack59 4 / 10

A potentially good story wrecked

I came in hoping for a good story, but left shaking my head at the many lost opportunities to make it one. If you like being preached at for an hour and 43 minutes, this may be the film for you.

Besides the incessant lecturing, the movie had the pacing of a 78 played on a 45 player, the villains were all caricatures of bad people, and the protagonist was a preachy, "I know better than you about everything because" kind of a person.

The most interesting part of this movie was when I dropped a Milk Dud between my legs and spent 10 minutes groping around trying to find it.

See this movie only if you hate yourself.

Reviewed by chenp-54708 5 / 10

God's Country starts off strong but becomes flat and really unfocused

Saw this back at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Director Julian Higgins creates a movie about a grieving college professor confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she's drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences. Higgins starts off with a really strong beginning and introduction to the film but after 35 minutes into the film, the movie falls apart as the story becomes really basic, generic, and dull. There are many good aspects about this film. The cinematography, the score, atmosphere, production design, and sounding was really good. It helped to add flavor to the movie but the story and bland one sided characters really made the movie suffer. The pacing of the movie becomes really uneven as it dragged the movie from exciting to boring. Actress Thandiwe Newton gives a great performance throughout the movie as she does her best to keep this movie flowing well. But the other performances are just okay and some of them are quite bad.

Some of the dialogue is very clunky. The editing choices are bland. Lastly, the ending although is quite satisfying, because of the dull storyline, the ending doesn't really feel worth it by the end of the day. Higgins has talent but this movie was just meh and forgettable.

Rating: C

Reviewed by msbreviews 5 / 10

God's Country features a remarkable lead performance from Thandiwe Newton, but the unfocused, predictable screenplay makes this film too dull to remember.

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"God's Country features a remarkable lead performance from Thandiwe Newton, but the unfocused, predictable screenplay makes this film too dull to remember. Technically, it's one of the strongest movies of the festival. Gorgeous cinematography, sweet score, gripping atmosphere -- it holds the essential technical ingredients for a great film.

However, by attempting to tackle many different subject matters, Julian Higgins isn't able to properly concentrate and exceptionally develop a single one. In addition to this, the protagonist carries relatable motivations, but her consequent actions feel contradictory. The racism and sexism that she has to deal with are real, but her way of confronting these situations is far from exemplary.

Finally, the impactful ending beautifully works in theory, but since everything plot-wise is so unsurprising and slow-paced, the viewers will probably feel too tired to care by the end."

Rating: C.

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cyberbob1 profile
cyberbob1 October 06, 2022 at 02:42 am

A lot of A-HOLES here in the comments! A lot!

neversurrender profile
neversurrender October 05, 2022 at 01:25 pm

The movie is great she doesn't take shlt from nobody you are a bunch of hillbillies.

quantumoverlord profile
quantumoverlord October 05, 2022 at 10:21 am

Look at all these idiots commenting who dont even realize they've been conditioned to focus more on race and other "social justice" nonsense. That's clear evidence of "I'm a little donkey who likes to be lead around" syndrome.

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craigalex October 05, 2022 at 09:25 am

Yet another super-whaman feminist fever dream. Great for aging, sulky, embittered feminist spinsters who live alone in a house full of cats with a collection of big-caliber vibrators onto the bedside table.

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Viper2227 October 05, 2022 at 08:38 am

Common sense and natural human instinct would demand that you don't go live where you don't feel safe and have to look over your shoulder all the time, but who am I to question the logic, we are living in the age of "empowerment" after all... you go girl!

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reg83ny October 05, 2022 at 02:59 am

Get well soon cause Black panther comes out next month.

reg83ny profile
reg83ny October 05, 2022 at 02:58 am

Ya'll have a fragile mind. Everytime you see Black people on a movie cover it gets you triggered. talk about soft. So much the superiority ya'll claim to have.

CrushZOG profile
CrushZOG October 05, 2022 at 02:50 am

Cops bad. White people bad. Black people good. There, saved you 100 minutes

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BobTorres88 October 04, 2022 at 06:53 pm

Thandie Newton can be my Hillybilly any time.

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bluelmo2 October 04, 2022 at 06:09 pm

hillbillies just making their own fun doing hillbilly things

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kawada_kun October 04, 2022 at 12:16 pm

2Viper2227: She wasn't asking anything. It's her right to live wherever she wants and whoever with and nobody has any bloody right to take it from her.