A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Deliver Us (2017) Open Roads 2017
Deliver is not a documentary anyone is expecting. I don’t mean that in a bad way. Rather this is a low key, fly on the wall and unsensational film that kind of makes the whole notion of possession bland. I say this as a warning, because if you’re coming into the film expecting a monster movie you are going to be incredibly disappointed. This is the dull grind of a guy who tries to help people who may or may not be possessed.
To be honest I don’t know what I think about the film. I love that it is a slice of life, but at the same time it’s so low key some of this is kinda dull. My interest wandered and there were times where I wanted to hit fast forward. On the other hand there are these of neat moments in the film such as Father Cataldo taking a call from a possessed person and getting into an argument with a demon (“ you keep saying he cheated on you but we know that’s a lie) that keep the film something you want to watch all the way to the end.
Despite my uncertainty the first time through I want to see it again. I almost have to see it again because the film was so much not what I expected that I’m not sure I gave the film a fair shake. On the other hand I have been recommending it to friends because it is so unexpected and in a way so refreshing that it demands to be seen. Definitely worth a shot.
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