Child of God Synopsis
James Franco’s faithful adaptation of the 1973 Cormac McCarthy novel follows Lester Ballard (Scott Haze) on a harrowing descent from Tennessee loner to serial killer in the 1960s. Aided by strong performances from Tim Blake Nelson and Franco himself,...

Movie Reviews

A great film

By chrisypark

A Loney Life

By daviddietrich
I saw an interview with James Franco and the star of the film Scott Haze. I was fascinated with the concept of the movie. The story is loosely based on the story of another serial killer Ed Gain...

Incredible acting and directing

By bamnslimsbabe
Child of God was incredible the acting and directing were the best I've ever seen in my life and the story is soo sad he really wants to be a part of society and fit in but he can't so he turns to...


This film is grim, unapologetic and done with such honesty. The shots are long so the acting by the brilliant Scott Haze is pure authentic talent. It is a demanding & all-out performances that goes...

You should see this..

By Ryanforsythe
Great movie. Phenomenal acting. Real and raw. Loved everything about it....

Emotionally disturbing

By tiffanyellinger04
Honestly this movie has scarred me for life. I am a HUGE James Franco fan and will admit the acting and directing were high quality but visually and emotionally this movie will mess with you! And...

Extremely weird and gross!

By jhern182
Don't waste your time and money!...

Viewed San Diego Premier last mondayi

By ArtHouseGuy65
I really wanted Franco's directorial debut to be great. I think he is a great talent. Unfortunately it was one if the worst films I've seen in the last 10 years. Cinematography was especially poor!!...


By eugenekochergin
So stupid...

More Info

Rated R | For Nudity, Language, Aberrant Sexual Content and Some Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Adaptation of necrophilia drama is extremely disturbing.
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