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Prodigy (2018)

A father must protect his estranged son from the outside world when the boy accurately predicts three end-of-world events.


What if he’s right?




Movie Details


Running Time:

  110 minutes


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Unrated


Release Date:


4 December 2018 (USA)


Director:

Nathan Leon


Writer:

Nathan Leon




Cast:

Cory Kays

Embry Johnson

Hailey Henry

  Eric Colley

Tyler Roy Roberts


N.C.  review:


With the help of his estranged father (Cory Kays), 14-year-old Caleb (Embry Johnson) escapes a government research facility and makes his way to the remote location where he expects to receive the last of three messages from God.


I found this film to be a little boring. The acting was lethargic, and, while there were multiple chase sequences, the characters’ inevitable escapes were all pretty anti-climactic. That’s not to say that it was bad. The film does well in its exploration of the way peoples’ actions differ when they are motivated by money, faith, or sense of duty.


I would recommend this film to fans of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic science fiction and to fans of religious science fiction and drama.


Reviewed by: Brandi