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No Man of God (2021)

Director:
Amber Sealey

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Crime/Mystery/Biographical

NORWEGIAN TITLE
No Man of God

RUNNING TIME
100 minutes

Producer:
Daniel Noah
Lisa Whalen
Elijah Wood
Kim Sherman

Screenwriter:
C. Robert Cargill


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Bill Hagmaier Elijah Wood
Ted Bundy Luke Kirby
Carolyn Lieberman Aleksa Palladino -

Roger Depue

Robert Patrick -
Warden Wilkenson W. Earl Brown -

 

Review

After the influx of films and series about serial killer Ted Bundy in recent years, most notably Joe Berlinger's documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, yet another entry in what now can soon be coined a sub-genre of its own may seem unnecessary to some and outright offensive to others. For this reason, and for its specific, abridged nature, No Man of God must be considered a film for the especially interested. Having established that, the picture works well within its own framework and is a true tour-de-force in acting by Elijah Wood as FBI agent Bill Hagmaier and particularly Luke Kirby as Bundy. Kirby not only nails Bundy's mannerisms and charisma to perfection without making the performance mimicry, but he also gives him the humanity which the film proposes the state would have been better off exploring and analyzing more in depth. For this and its attention to detail, No Man of God is a highly watchable, laudable effort.

Copyright 17.10.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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