- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 12/01/1997
"...Cool camera stuff and exotic editing..."
New York Times - 10/17/1997
"...The performances are a reminder of the illuminating power of exquisitely meticulous acting..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/31/1997
"Spare, elegant, and harrowing....It's an original and gripping achievement..." -- Rating: A-
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/30/1998
"...The time and place are evoked with quiet, atmospheric shots in Tim Blake Nelson's EYE OF GOD....Martha Plimpton's performance is the center of the movie, quiet and strong..."
Martha Plimpton gives a strong performance as an Oklahoma diner waitress who weds the born-again prison inmate (Kevin Anderson) with whom she's been corresponding, but she soon finds that his ostensible piety masks a cruel, domineering nature that leads inevitably to horrific violence. This deeply affecting film, while examining the way in which death and grief send shockwaves across a small town, employs a complex narrative which shifts around across the frame of the story, involving the viewer in the process of putting together the pieces of this tragic and compelling puzzle. Hal Holbrook and Nick Stahl also turn in exceptional performances. Funded in part by the Sundance Institute.