Is Hollywood BLIND!
Donal Kearney | Ireland | 03/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am so sick of those Hollywood executives passin AndrewMcCarthy out! The dude has so much talent and he is been ignored. Thismovie amoung others shows a great talent he has. WAKE UP HOLLYOOD"
Carolyn Farkas | Elkton, MD USA | 10/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Beyond Redemption is a police procedural with a religious background. An Atheist and a Jew are the detectives. It continues to be ironic and quirky all through the plot. The characters are real people with real problems, but there's enough action to suit any viewer who expects police flicks to be exciting. The acting, directing, and editing are crisp and straight up. Don't miss this film."
TURN OF FAITH
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 07/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"BEYOND REDEMPTION is a stylish, noir-like thriller featuring former bratpacker Andrew McCarthy.
A serial killer is knocking off what appears to be philanthropists, not withstanding a hooker whose john pays her 15,000 before offing her. Atheist detective McCarthy is placed in charge of the case, an interesting paradox--an atheist investigating religiously themed murders. Along with his Jewish partner (Matthew Laurance), McCarthy at first suspects another priest and then is even more horrified to find his younger brother may be a suspect. Meanwhile, his young daughter is facing life-threatening bone marrow surgery, and is questioning him about death and heaven. Michael Ironside appears as Alexander Hunt, a billionaire whose philanthropic niceties makes him a possible future victim.
BEYOND REDEMPTION has good intentions, but its ending is contrived and a faux climax doesn't help things out. Still, the cast does well and it is moody and threatening. Not a classic but you could do worse."