Avenging Angel

Avenging Angel

David S Cass Snr (2007)

81min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Innovation is sorely missing in this bland and plodding western. A mishmash of genre clichés that borrows liberally from the likes of Pale Rider and Shane, it's only watchable thanks to the diverting presence of Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: the Legendary Journeys). In a hackneyed plotline, he plays a preacher who turns bounty hunter to avenge the murder of his wife and child, in the process accepting shelter from a single mother (Cynthia Watros) with a chequered past. Yet despite the eventful premise, there's very little action, leaving it to Sorbo's soulful brooding to just about keep proceedings afloat. Colourless villains add to the overall insipidness which makes the badly executed showdown even more anticlimactic.

Summary

A preacher dusts off his gun after outlaws murder his wife and child, destroy his church and wreak havoc in the town. Turning his back on the cloth, he heads for the desert to begin a new life as a bounty hunter, only to return to the community several years later. Finding the villains are still there and causing trouble, he decides to make them pay. Western, with Kevin Sorbo, Wings Hauser and Cynthia Watros.

Cast & Crew

The preacher Kevin Sorbo
Col Cusack Wings Hauser
Bob Quinn Nick Chinlund
Maggie Cynthia Watros
Jacob Fred Cross
Elijah Jim Haynie
Billy Richard Lee Jackson
Amelia Joey King
Director David S Cass Snr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Some violence.
Drama