...kommer att dela folk mellan de som bara äcklas, och de som även hittar något värdigt artistigt i denna historia om en man i samhällets periferi, som sjunker längre och längre ner i ett träsk av brott och galenskap.
...should get credit for tweaking the book's ending (a no-no in McCarthyland) and for possessing the willpower to make a movie that virtually no one is going to see.
It is utterly fascinating to seeclassic literature re-enacted as if it were theatre, and it takes courage tograb up something as iconic in its darkness as Child of God and just play it straight.
This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting.
To really appreciate Child of God, one needs to look past Franco's lack of formal poetry and focus on Haze's performance and McCarthy's themes...