Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Aug 22, 2013
    50
    Despite an effective Jim Caviezel, this anecdotal drama never rises above the level of lightly likable.
  2. 50
    Savannah gets by on touches of grace and spirited performances, especially by Caviezel. After being so serious for so very long, it’s great fun to see him take on a “genuine character” with all the boozing, brawling and shooting that entails.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 22, 2013
    40
    The film’s tale ends up being less rich than its lovely Georgia settings.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 21, 2013
    40
    Annette Haywood-Carter’s slow-paced film features a plethora of colorful characters and incidents that register with little dramatic impact.
  5. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 22, 2013
    25
    Director Annette Haywood-Carter films the proceedings with a sepia-tinged prettiness, but this is a Southern “Downton Abbey,” minus the loopy plot turns and wisecracks that make that series so addictive.
  6. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Aug 21, 2013
    25
    Savannah does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused that it leaves you almost amazed at the lack of vision behind the entire enterprise.
  7. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Aug 22, 2013
    20
    Savannah should win some sort of award for most amount of times you’ll ask, “They roped that guy into this turkey, too?”
  8. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Aug 22, 2013
    20
    A dull vanity project for the Southern highborn.
  9. Reviewed by: Andrew Frisicano
    Aug 20, 2013
    20
    The movie’s story is limp, its romances are flightless and — despite the talented cast — its performances are toothless.
  10. Reviewed by: Tina Hassannia
    Aug 14, 2013
    12
    The film is impossible to take seriously as a commemoration of Moultrie's life or Allen's prolific status because of its plethora of contrivances.
  11. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 20, 2013
    10
    The story overflows with reverence but is drastically short on passion or suspense.
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  1. Dec 15, 2013
    5
    It's hard to explain, but this movie wasn't all that bad even though the critics panned it. You have to appreciate the good things, which are really excellent the wonderful scenery and the chance to discover Judy Henske aka "Queen of the Beatniks". Her "Wade in the Water" and the rest of the score are a plus. It's an interesting story, told with good humor, although the storyline is not very clear...but at least someone tried to tell a different kind of story, one about a society in transition. Jim Caviezel's lead as Ward Allen seemed overwrought, the director got a little obvious with some of his characterizations. Full Review »