Chapter & Verse

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 151


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Loretta Devine as Mama Jay
Selenis Leyva as Pamela
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827.58 MB
23.976 fps
97 min
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97 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ladymagyver 8 / 10 / 10

The struggle of the man, not the race

This film introduces the struggles of men released today (2015) from prison, while showing the humor and compassion these men possess. It does communicate the hard choices some men are willing to make that labels them as unable to be rehabilitated, from society. The struggle of the man from the streets, not the race, this movie does a great job presenting the issue to the viewer. Most times we understand the phrase; "Scared Straight" as a direct way to change a persons self destructive behavior. This movie; "Chapter & Verse" puts this term on its head, when a man is willing to make the hard choices. After viewing the movie come back and reread this review.

Reviewed by swilde-81357 10 / 10 / 10

A stunning movie that deserves wide distribution

I just saw this movie, which had a brief run at a theater in Harlem and was a NY Times Critic's Pick. The lead actor co-wrote the screenplay with the director. It's a sophisticated film that was made on location in Harlem, with a focus on the difficulties of life after prison for someone trying to stay out of trouble and also ties of friendship and family in a longstanding and complex community. The lead character, out on parole, is given a job delivering food to shut-ins, many living in public housing, a device that places him in a number of situations that advance plot and character revelation. Each character the film is deeply individual and they illuminate different aspects of the protagonist's life. I hope Chapter and Verse becomes more widely known, at least through streaming.

Reviewed by Barry Freeman 10 / 10 / 10

Well worth seeing this film

Excellent film. Acting is real and raw and the theme is a positive one. This is a film that causes pause and thought. One person, regardless of their circumstances can change the world, even if it's simply in their neighborhood or for one other person. I highly recommend this film. Hollywood is often filled with formulaic content and this is a notable exception.

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