As Lester, an angry, violent homeless man who may be borderline developmentally disabled, mad, or both, Scott Haze is both riveting and revolting in "Child of God." Adapted from Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel by the filmmaker and actor James Franco, "Child of God" is a deeply disturbing film centered on a murderous, animal-like necrophiliac. Yet Franco keeps viewers' attention, mainly by harnessing the power of Haze.
"Child of God"★ ★ ★
Starring: Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco
Directed by: James Franco
Other: A WellGo USA release. Rated R for violence, nudity, sexual situations and language. 104 minutes