"Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" Movie Review
Abortion is a hot button topic. Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer seeks to tell the truth to the under-reported story of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell without fudging the facts to support an agenda.
Much of the film is nearly an exact representation of what happened in the courtroom and beyond. That's refreshing from an industry that largely fails in films based on real events. Dean Cain and Alfonso Rachel have real chemistry on screen. Ironically, the best performance in the film comes from Earl Billings playing Kermit Gosnell.
Meanwhile, Nick Searcy, who has quite the impressive Oscar resume', in the directors chair (and playing the defense attorney on screen) was an absolute home run. Choosing to stay away from the gory images and the shock value, the film instead opted for camera angles and perspectives that elicit the major emotional response.
Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer is my favorite film of the year. While I doubt it will get much Oscar buzz due to the political nature of the abortion debate, that does not mean its unworthy. See it once, twice or three times and be sure to bring a friend.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 2 | What does this mean?