Written October 22, 2014
Like many people, I was thrilled to see an all black cast in something other than a Madea flick. The cast did a good job in their roles, especially Forest Whitaker, which is no surprise. He does well as a psychotic patient. Anthony Mackie's performance was a bit overdone at parts, but overall they all did well.
Unfortunately, the storyline was lackluster. In part, this has to do with the state of advertising. You see more than half of the good parts in the commercials and trailers, so you know what to expect. The storyline could have had a better edge, but I suppose it's a start. And the ending.....I was seriously disappointed with how the writers chose to end this movie. I will say that it's unexpected, but it could've been better.
Overall, I think that people should go and see the film to form their own opinion. I'm looking forward to seeing more films with all black casts in the drama, action and thriller genres.
Written February 28, 2014
I really liked that it shows African-Americans in a different light and a different genre than we normally see. Forest always plays a GOOD crazy person. Sanaa is effortless and beautiful as usual. I love Anthony Mackie. Great supporting cast as well. Definitely, support this film so we can continue to see other diverse genres of movies.
Written March 05, 2014
This movie has a lot of unexpected events to occur. This was great to see the actors perform in a different genre. It may not be something for all to see, but I was definitely pleased.
Written November 15, 2014
From beginning to end it was awful. The plot started way to early before you really got a chance to figure what was going on and why it was evening happening. The order was all wrong and there were quite a few scenes that made absolutely no sense. The acting was a mediocre, to be expected for much of the cast, but not so much for Whitaker.
I wouldn't suggest anyone pay to see this movie, just wait for it on Netflix or HBO.
Written March 01, 2014
I'm the type that does not always require my Thrillers to have a Hollywood-like ending. You know, those movies where every question is answered and neatly tied in a bow. So, I really enjoyed REPENTANCE! All the actors did a great job. From bad boy Ben (Mike Epps) to crazed & complicated anguish filled Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), smart successful spiritual Life Coach now published author Tommy Carter (Anthony Mackie, loved him in Adjustment Bureau too) and his faithful wife Maggie (Sanna Lathan) a cameo with Nicole Ari Parker was good too. If you are squeamish this is not for you, some scenes of torture. Director Philippe Caland's REPENTANCE gave the audience a great Thriller starring African Americans in an experience that captures the complexity of pain, grief, and family relationships. Watch it and you will continue talking about it even after the film is over.