Bless the Child (2000)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Horror


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Cody, a little girl abandoned by her mother and raised by her aunt, a nurse, is kidnapped. The girl's guardian, aided by an F.B.I. agent, learn that Cody has supernatural abilities, and the abductees are a Satanic cult willing to do anything to gain them.


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  • Kim Basinger stars as Maggie
  • Director Chuck Russel with Holliston Coleman
  • Rufus Sewell stars as Eric Stark
  • Christina Ricci stars as Cheri
  • Kim Basinger and Holliston Coleman in Bless the Child (2000)
  • Kim Basinger and Chuck Russell in Bless the Child (2000)

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28 April 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
8
| Suspense And Shock
Wow, this is a rarity: a modern-day film in which the Christians (mostly nuns in this story) are the "good guys" and the New Age advocates are the devil-like "bad guys." That really annoys all the secular critics, which means about 99 percent of them.

Rufus Sewell plays a Satan-worshiping cult leader who tries to kidnap young Holliston Coleman, someone with special healing powers. Kim Basinger, in an unusual wholesome low-key role, plays the aunt-turned-parent/guardian of the kid.

There is some very good suspense here, especially at the end and some shocking horror scenes of violence. "Shocking" not just because of what happened but the film was so family-oriented up until then. Overall, though, a decent story and a good message. Even though I liked it, it wouldn't a film I would watch multiple times, although a second look is likely.

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