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5 Stars Out Of 5
January 14, 2013
An intense and extremely relative portrayl of the challenges and choice of life and how God can help us through the roughest of circumstances/situations. A very good movie for youth groups and anyone wishing to increase thier gratitude for a wonderful, loving Savior!
I am not someone who is willing to pretend to know what it's like to live in certain life situations, but I'm glad there are movies out there which try to address some of those more uncomfortable situations... Hollow, when first looking at the Netflix description, seemed to be one of those movies which desired to address the street life atmosphere to some extent. From reading the description, I thought this might be a pretty good movie and was hoping for something pretty good since this is from the people of Pure Flix.
Hollow revolves around four people's stories, which are all somehow connected into one giant plotline: the operations of Drug Lord and Strip Club owner Copernicus Jones. Detective Sam Riley, when not busting drug dealers, is struggling with his marriage/addiction to pornography and is also searching for his wife's sister whom they haven't seen since they got married. Harrison Green, who got saved while in prison, is returning to his home town in the hope of reaching out to lost souls; one in particular Harrison once knew quite well... Chelsea Hammond is a stripper who is tempted with the offer of more money, the supposed happiness drugs will bring her, and the "prestige" of becoming an adult entertainer. Jordan Coleman is a drug dealer who is abused by his mother, is unhappy with dealing drugs especially to those he cares about, and is greatly concerned for his drug dealing associate/friend Quincy due to the trouble Quincy has gotten himself into with Mr. Jones.
Hollow, in all honesty could have been a lot better than it was. I loved the plot's unique complexity and originality. I also liked the music being played within the movie, especially the songs sung by the actress who played Chelsea. However, I thought much of the acting was terrible, though Kent Burrell was decent as Mr. Jones and the other actors could have been worse I suppose. I also was surprised to see the low quality audio and camera work for this film considering this was made in 2011, I guess this was a very low-budget film lol. I think if they had hired a better cast and film crew this could have been something much better in presentation, though I do feel the messages presented within the movie were good.
I thought this film was excellent. Its not for children, under the age of about 13. But its a great film with great truth to it. Alot of people are coming from hard backrounds. We didnt all grow up in the church. This movie is probably low budget, but you get into the film and forget that. Its well written and you get very involved with the characters. And the most important quality is that God loves all of us- and NONE of us are too far gone for redemption. Truly we should be going out to the world to spread His Gospel. Not just staying within the safety of our churches. Well done.
The message of the film was excellent however, the acting quality is horrible. I tend to try to look past the acting for the message but this was too much to look past. I would be embarrassed to show this to non-Christians as an evangelistic tool.
Being filmed in the south Puget Sound area by all volunteers, this movie has a remarkable message that all should see. It is real world! Well done Chris Corey and crew!! The female detctive is awesome :-)