Redemption Road

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Redemption Road
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Directed byMario Van Peebles
Produced byCharlie Poe
Written byMorgan Simpson
George Richards
StarringMichael Clarke Duncan
Luke Perry
Distributed byFreestyle Releasing[1]
Release date
  • April 17, 2010 (2010-04-17) (NaFF)
  • August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2.3 million[2]
Box office$29,384[2]

Redemption Road (also Black, White and Blues) is a 2010 American film directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Michael Clarke Duncan and Luke Perry.


In Tennessee, Bailey, a debt-straddled blues guitarist, is escorted across the state by a man named Augy so that he can collect his recently deceased grandfather's estate.



After it played at film festivals such as the Nashville Film Festival and Hollywood Film Festival in 2010, it received a limited theatrical release in the United States on August 26, 2011.[3]


Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 57% of seven surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 4.5/10.[4]

Metacritic rated it 44/100 based on five reviews.[5]

Joe Leydon of Variety called it an "emotionally satisfying tale about a young man in need of a mentor and an older fellow in search of forgiveness."[6]

Duane Byrge of The Hollywood Reporter called it a "battling-buddy road movie [that] carries viewers on an entertaining ride into blues country."[7]

Kimberley Jones of the Austin Chronicle rated it 1/5 stars and called it a mawkish melodrama sunk by Simpson's poor acting.[8]


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  2. ^ a b "Redemption Road (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Obenson, Tambay (2011-07-22). "Mario Van Peebles' "Black, White And Blues," Gets New Title + Theatrical Release Date". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  4. ^ "Redemption Road (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  5. ^ "Redemption Road". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  6. ^ Leydon, Joe (2010-05-10). "Review: 'Black, White and Blues'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  7. ^ Byrge, Duane (2010-10-20). "Black, White and Blues – Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  8. ^ Jones, Kimberley (2011-08-26). "Redemption Road". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-04-08.

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