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South of Heaven (2021)

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Convicted felon Jimmy (Jason Sudeikis) gets early parole after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Upon his release he vows to give his girlfriend Annie (Evangeline Lilly), who is dying of cancer, the best last year of her life. But things are never that simple, and when he is given a "side job" from his parole officer (Shea Whigham), it sets off a series of events that leaves Jimmy in the crosshairs of a local crime boss (Mike Colter). Now, he must stop at nothing to save Annie and fight for whatever time they have left.

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Wigham is the only actor who seems to be having fun with the overwrought script; but he was born to play smarmy Southern creeps.

October 28, 2021 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

South of Heaven's most meaningful moments are in the interplay between Lilly and Sudeikis as the star-crossed lovers with time most definitely not on their side... It's hard not to wish that there'd been more time with them.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

South of Heaven devolves into a rote thriller, with henchmen upon henchmen upon henchmen falling by the wayside until the inevitable showdown - which plays out in underwhelming fashion.

October 8, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film has its pleasures, but they come only in the moments where the unexpected happens.

October 8, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A Texas melodrama that's as convincing as a taxidermied jackalope

October 8, 2021 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Straight-faced and suspenseful at first, wacky and almost randomly nihilistic afterwards, South Of Heaven just doesn't know what it wants to be.

October 8, 2021 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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