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Before God and Man

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Posted April 25, 2011 by in Drama
before God and man

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Originality
 
 
 
 
 


Predictability
 
 
 
 
 


Directing/Production
 
 
 
 
 


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2/ 5

NR Review

Genre:
 
 
 
Screenplay:
 
 
SYNOPSIS: David was a successful business man, had a beautiful home and a pretty wife to match. He was a good man and very generous - maybe a lil too much -and God had blessed him with success. David was well liked by everybody - at least he thought he was - and due to his overly kind gestures, his people wanted him as the new king for their community, however some leaders were also eyeing Davids cousin Alex as a possible contender.
 
Cast: Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot, Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Emeka Amakeze, Chiwetalu Agu, Cha-cha Eke
 
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-Story: [2 out of 5] I rank a good story by how much ‘at the edge of my seat’ I am. But for this movie, I was looking for excuses not to have to finish it. It’s simply not gripping and neither is it baffling. However, it was well built and not all over the […]

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-Story: [2 out of 5] I rank a good story by how much ‘at the edge of my seat’ I am. But for this movie, I was looking for excuses not to have to finish it. It’s simply not gripping and neither is it baffling. However, it was well built and not all over the place.

 

-Originality: [0 out of 5] I have seen this same movie, in what many people call “many different shapes and sizes.” I wish Nollywood movie writers would realize that changing the name of a movie, a couple scenes and the actors/actresses does not warrant a different movie. 

 

-Predictability: [0 out of 5] I knew what was going to happen, not just from the synopsis but mainly from the excessive happiness of everyone in the first few scenes. Maybe I generated this from my years of Nollywood experience… or simply because Nollywood has become too predictable. I think it is the latter.

 

-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5] Miraculously, I do not recall any moment in this movie where I was like Aha! for directing or editing.

 

-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] The acting was good. The little girl’s acting was a bit forced, I would usually ignore that because after all she is just a child. However, it’s not a valid excuse because children act in Hollywood, and their acting is effortless. Besides I recall watching a Nollywood movie a couple years back with RMD in it called ‘Little Angel’ and this little girl’s acting brought me to tears. Therefore, ‘she is just a child’ is not an excuse.

 

-Setting and Costume: [2 out of 5] It was generally good. I did not comprehend Jim Iyke’s agbada in the first few scenes where the collar extended all the way to his navel almost… so uh. DEDUCT.


-Video and Audio Quality [3 out of 5] It was on point.

 

-Soundtrack [2 out of 5] It was good, not mindblowing but good.


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