This movie is slow moving, rather confusing, and lacks the Biblical substance necessary to be considered a Christian film. The ultimate climax bids the viewer understanding that prayer brings forth results; however, as it is a cheesy B-rated suspense-thriller, it relies too much on satanic undertones to keep the viewer engaged - and not enough on the Truth in the Word. This is definitely not a movie for young viewers. Unfortunately, I found that out too late. We watched it on the recommendation of a teen from our church and had to send my 8 year old promptly from the room. My older children and I kept thinking -since it was supposed to be a Christian film- that it would produce in the end, so we kept watching. It so did not. What a waste of time!
Very rarely is a film better than the novel upon which it is based. We are big fans of Robert Whitlow's novels (The Trial is our favorite) and we felt this at least matched the novel.No... it is not as evangelical as the novel but it is both a GOOD film and has a great message about the power of choices.
It was a disappointing film that could have carried a powerful message about the power of prayer, but fell through. The actors were good, except for the missionary. The plot was too weak and the message just didn't come across. It's too bad, as it had potential.