My biggest problem with Holy Rollers is that it is simply not daring enough. While it is refreshing to see a crime drama that doesn’t strive to be an over-dramatic and overly stylized bit of violence, this is almost too subtle. Don’t expect any shoot-outs or any blazing guns at all. This is simply a character driven film that happens to involved drugs and a few other serious subjects. Yet it wouldn’t have hurt to add a little suspense and a chance to see a darker world than we did. Even the end, which comes up pretty quickly, feels rushed and a little anti-climatic. After all, this runs a mere 89 minutes, utterly surprising for a drama of this nature. Yet I did like the attention to detail when it came to the spiritual side and I also appreciated the subtle storytelling, even if it sometimes left me wanting more.
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