Ruby Katilius
Jeff Labrecque
November 21, 2014 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Better Angels

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
94 minutes
Wide Release Date
11/07/14
performer
Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling
director
A.J. Edwards
distributor
Amplify
author
A.J. Edwards
genre
Drama, Biography

We gave it a C-

A.J. Edwards has worked on the crews of several Terrence Malick productions in the past decade, and his directorial debut, about the harsh frontier childhood of Abraham Lincoln, is heavily influenced by the Tree of Life auteur. The stars of the film, ostensibly, are nature and the camera, but if you focus hard enough, you’ll catch the story of the two loving women who encouraged a curious boy and pointed him toward immortality. It feels more like a poem. Or, at times, a symphony. But it’s much less effective as an actual movie. C-

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