Redemption Road

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Redemption Road
Redemption Road.jpg
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
LanguageEnglish
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.

Premise[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

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]

Reception[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://freestylereleasing.com/redemption-road/
  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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