The Reliant (2019)

“We’re not gonna lose faith and make a decision based on fear, a fear of a godless future that doesn’t even exist. Vengeance belongs to God, not us. ” – Sophie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After a group of militants attack their family, a young girl must try and care for her siblings while they stay on the run in the woods.

My Take on it – Intriguing idea that fails horrendously.

The story is all about the message about forgiveness and repentance, but things don;t come across realistic or genuine enough as the story moves along.

The plot limps along too much and doesn’t let us truly care about anything that happens here.

The cast is mostly unknown and the acting is done in a very stiff and wooden way that fails to make things more intriguing to watch unfold.

The film tries too hard to pound in the a religious tone to the story and that hurts things far too much because of the way that the characters interact with one another along the way.

The film does have Eric Roberts and Brian Bosworth in key performances, but that still doesn’t help make it more enjoyable to get through which is quite disappointing since the film has much more potential than is realized here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In 2017, to help promote the movie, the filmmakers gave away an AR-15 rifle in a gun raffle also meant to encourage responsible firearms ownership. In August 2018, they held another gun raffle featuring three of the firearms used in the movie. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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