Based on true events and the novel of the same name. Vice detective Bob Hightower finds his ex-wife murdered and daughter kidnapped by a cult. Frustrated by the botched official investigations, he quits the force and infiltrates the cult to hunt down the leader with the help of the cult’s only female victim escapee, Case Hardin.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN November 09, 2023 at 03:22 PM
In God Is a Bullet, detective Bob Hightower tries to infiltrate an evil cult to save his kidnapped daughter and avenge the murder of his wife.
The film has good cinematography and strong acting, with a weighty story, however it's more style over substance. In particular the dialogue could be better, as the characters are kinda without thoughts and it's severely lacking in detail for the long runtime. Like for instance how they all locate each other all the time. So at the end does Bob and his daughter just go back to living in their home, with the psychotic villain still out there... no idea.
Reviewed by JICNZ1 / 10
Animal Abuse, a Fat Zero From Me
I found this movie utterly confusing. Who was anyone? The action starts with a woman getting murdered. Who is she? No idea. Why were these men in her house? No idea. Ex cult member volunteers to help the father find his daughter. She gets repeatedly beaten, kicked, slammed into concrete walls, stomped, smashed and she's always fine. She slashes a cult member across the face with a razor and in the very next scene there's not a mark on him. Every single member of this cult (motorbike gang more than cult) is so over the top that Satan himself would find them a bit rude. The dialogue is supposed to be so edgy that it's completely incomprehensible.
There is some cool music--acoustic guitar, which seems oddly anachronistic for this kind of film, but I did enjoy it.
So, violent, gory, awful dialogue, terrible editing, but abuse of a snake did it for me and I turned it off.
Occasionally a film comes along that makes you believe in the End Times theory. If this kind of thing can be made and called entertainment then perhaps its here already.
Reviewed by FeastMode7 / 10
Flawed but brutally awesome
Wow, I didn't expect that.
First off, make sure you watch the original version of this movie that was released in theaters. It's 2 hours and 35 minutes. There is a censored version out there that's only 2 hours long. The parts they removed for violence/gore were some of the most shocking (in a good way) moments in the movie.
And they remove entire subplots that are important to the story and character decisions. I see a lot of people complaining that it doesn't make sense or is disjointed. That's what happens when you strip away 22% of a movie.
God is a Bullet is far from perfect and not everything works. But there is so much that does work. I was fully invested and never bored through this longer runtime. There are multiple jaw-dropping moments and crazy scenes.
And it never feels like it's holding back. People who are easily triggered might not be able to handle it, and I don't mean that as an insult. But I like my movies not to have limitations and am annoyed with how often studios play it safe with PG-13 movies.
The whole cast does a good job, but Maika Monroe shines. And Jonathan Tucker always has small roles but always kills it. He fully transforms into his character.
I had a great time with this movie and would watch it again. It took me on an emotional ride and I wish I chose to see this in theaters. (1 viewing, 7/25/2023)