End of the Spear details
|Starring:||Chad Allen, Louie Leonardo, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza, Sean McGowan|
End of the Spear
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Aug 2009|
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Yes, it real is 5 star!By MelByTheSea (7 reviews) from Wales , 31 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Beautifully shot this film is gripping from start to finish. Evenly paced with excellent acting, it's vivid and unflinching in it's portrayal of the true story of the Saint family - but without being grotesque or indulgent. The End of the Spear is worth all five stars because it's one of those sort of films that grabs you and shakes you awake: widening your perspective on life and challenging you. It sets up one of the great questions of life: what does it take for one man to give his life for another? Why this was never more of a hit at the box office is a mystery to me; I suspect a lack of funding, which is a shame as this deserves a much bigger audience.
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End of the spearBy a customer , 16 Sep 2012Could have been a lot more ok story line but seemed moody and insular, but I suppose that was something to do with where most of story took place. seemed to pick up towards the end. Ok worth a rental.
First-rate true storyBy egbertnochips (32 reviews) from CORSHAM, UK , 03 May 2012The disc sent to me had both 'End of the Spear' and 'Beyond Gates of Splendour' on it. Between them these two films (one a docudrama and the other a documentary) show vividly how the dedication of the missionaries, their wives and subsequently their children gave the Waodani tribe a chance to survive against the odds.
Interesting, but missing something...By a customer from OXON , 06 Dec 2011It's an interesting film and it kept me engaged throughout. However, it's nothing special, really and it struggles to tell the story well.
fantastic filmBy vitasfan (3 reviews) , 06 Aug 2011Brilliant film very well done, true story really enjoyed it, scenery is good, very well worth watching, bit of a tear jerker in places
Misses the point... (forgive the pun)By Tomosan (41 reviews) from Hindhead , 23 Jul 2011Brilliantly acted, superbly shot and resplendent with powerful moral undertones, End of the Spear is a tricky film to pin down; it juxtaposes western interference against traditional, indigenous lifestyle.
Although the film take great pains to show the negative, destructive aspects of missionary work, it does not send a message, in the clear, weather it advocates the practice or not. Ultimately the viewer is left left confused about the message of the film and its purpose.