Gospel Hill 2009 UNRATED CC

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Decades after the murder of a local civil rights activist, the residents of a small Southern town are spurred to action by the memories of the beloved martyr, and haunted by the still unsolved crime.

Starring:
Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Gospel Hill

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Genres Drama
Director Giancarlo Esposito
Starring Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin
Supporting actors Angela Bassett, Casey Belville, C.K. Bibby, Darlene Black, Phillip Bloch, Tom Bower, Shirley Jones Bird, Jason Downs, Chris Ellis, Giancarlo Esposito, Lee Freeman, Jesse Gore, Danny Glover, Ralph Greene, Julia Grigg, David Haines, Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Jones
Studio Fox
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

This film has excellent acting by great actors.
Carol D. Nastasi
This whole movie I felt the build up like something bad was just waiting to happen, which thankfully it didn't, but once you get to the end, nothing happened.
Jackjeanh
Love Angela Bassett and the strong woman she portrayed.
Katrina L. Burchett

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Katrina L. Burchett VINE VOICE on February 13, 2009
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Gospel Hill is a community in the small town of Julia. The people there have lived in their homes for generations. The Valley Corporation plans to build on Gospel Hill, so they want to buy these people out, not caring that many of them have no place else to go. Displacing an African-American community means nothing to these developers, while profiting from the new homes and golf course they plan to build means everything. That is called "the love of money", which is the root of all evil.
Instead of fighting to save Gospel Hill, Dr. Ron Palmer (Giancarlo Esposito) joins the developers, making money by taking advantage of the less fortunate and calling it opportunity. Sarah Malcolm (Angela Bassett) takes a stand against the Valley Corporation. Her husband, John (Danny Glover) shows very little support. He lost his passion to fight for what's right years ago when his father, Paul, was gunned down and left to bleed to death in the street. The 40th anniversary of his father's death is approaching but he's not sure he can bring himself to attend the ceremony to honor Paul Malcolm's legacy. John has to work through the pain he's been feeling for so long. Will he do it in time to save his wife, whose life is in danger?
This movie goes from present to past. The past focuses on Paul Malcolm (Samuel L. Jackson), an activist for social justice, and it's filmed in black & white - nice effect.
There wasn't as much intensity as I expected for a movie dealing with racial issues, and that was fine because although I was a bit bothered by some of the content I wasn't left feeling angry.
Not a whole lot of profanity. Sex scenes weren't graphic. Love Angela Bassett and the strong woman she portrayed. Church scene was touching. Gospel Hill is a good movie worth watching.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Judi Tourtelot on February 10, 2009
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The movie has an excellent cast; a great story; marvelously directed and beautifully filmed. It is a story for our time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jackjeanh on March 5, 2013
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As much as I love Danny Glover and even Taylor Kitsch, this movie wasn't as great as I thought it would be. Deals with racism and it's effect on people all these years later. This whole movie I felt the build up like something bad was just waiting to happen, which thankfully it didn't, but once you get to the end, nothing happened. You get to the end and it's like blerp.....Worth a rent, not a buy personally.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deidre on March 30, 2014
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The story never went anywhere. Was it a mystery or a movie of reconciliation? It just chugged along and then petered out at the end. When the schoolteacher tells the guy she is dating she is breaking up with him not because of anything he has done but for who he is, it was ridiculous. It was a waste of some good talent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Stenvall on December 27, 2013
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With both star power, Samuel Jackson and Danny Glover, and talent like Taylor Kitsch, this could have been a great movie. Instead, the story is murky and poorly developed. The interspersed flash backs are only confusing. Afterwards, you wonder what you just saw. The meaning is muddled in there somewhere. The only highlight was Mr. Kitsch, who proves, once again. he can carry any scene
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oh!Susanna on April 30, 2012
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Apart from being moving and atmospheric, and taking you to the Deep South to the point that you feel the humid tropical heat, it is above all a complex and humanly satisfying film.

I liked that there are several stories in one.

The characters too, are developed in ways that are complex, as far as film characters go. The picture is never just black or white (no pun intended!).

There are compassionate developments and in the end, each characters' point of view is brought to light and made to some degree understandable - if not excusable. Weakness and fear are more often found at the source, rather than hate or sheer racial prejudice.

Issues of deeply personal integrity are tackled, intelligently and passionately, culminating in the last dialogue between Rosie and Joel. This lifted the film to yet another level for me.

My only gripe is that it abruptly came to an end when I thought I still had another half hour to watch and I felt frustrated - although the film isn't shorter than average.

However "abrupt" it may have felt, the ending is satisfying; nothing ends precisely as you'd expect, but close enough (only with a bit more complexity); emotion is toned down in a subtle and tasteful way so that, although rather a success story it's not the tear jerker it could have been, had the story been treated in the classic, expected way.
(You don't end up mad with anger either, or depressed, on account of the subject - you're given glimpses of both human weakness and greatness, which leaves you on a refreshingly positive note).

And finally, as has been already said by Amazon reviewers, all the acting is fantastic.
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By Frances W. Conover on July 6, 2014
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Very good movie, yes it has CC.
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By Education Guru on June 29, 2014
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The movie was awesome, as it depicted the many cover-ups of those ancients in racism. This movie also details the struggles of addressing racism and how to deal with it.
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