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God's children are not for sale - Sound of Freedom (2023) - Review

The incredible true story of a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from sex traffickers.


As a movie blogger, I had the privilege of watching the true story adaptation, "Sound of Freedom," which stars Jim Caviezel, Bill Camp, and Cristal Aparicio. The film follows the incredible true story of a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from sex traffickers.


One of the reasons why I appreciated "Sound of Freedom" so much is that it's based on a true story. They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and this story proves just that. It's inspiring to see someone turn their personal tragedy into a heroic mission to save others. The fact that this plotline is based on the real experiences of courageous people adds to the film's veracity and weight.


The film is undeniably very emotional. It's heartbreaking to see young and innocent children suffer at the hands of vicious and exploitative traffickers. Despite the horrors depicted in the movie, it was refreshing to see that the filmmakers handled the difficult scenes with dignity. They were not provocative for the sake of shock and awe, a common trait among many Hollywood movies. This made the story more impactful and respectful to the victims.


When the movie ended, I highly recommend that viewers stick around to watch Jim Caviezel's plea to the audience. It is an emotional and powerful speech that serves as a call to action. It creates a sense of urgency and inspires people to take action and help stop this crime against humanity.


This genuine passion and commitment to the cause informs the backstory to the making of the movie. The fact that "Sound of Freedom" was made five years ago and faced many roadblocks spoke volumes about the creators' resilience. It is truly commendable that the filmmakers persevered in the face of obstacles to tell this important story and raise awareness about sex trafficking.


On the other hand, there were moments in the movie where the focus was more on the emotions of the lead character than on the victims themselves. While it is understandable to want to follow the hero's emotional journey, losing focus on the victims and their stories makes it harder for the audience to connect with the reality of the situation.


Additionally, the movie's pacing could have been faster. There were times when the story felt like it was dragging instead of moving forward. A faster pace could have added to the film's sense of urgency and enhanced the tension.


In conclusion, "Sound of Freedom" is a moving portrayal of an incredible and true story. It highlights the horrors of sex trafficking while showcasing the bravery and determination of those who fight against it. The movie may have its flaws, such as pacing, and an imbalance in focus on the hero versus the victims, but those do not take away from the impact of the story. It is a powerful movie that inspires action and raises awareness of an issue that needs more attention. Go and see this movie, and spread the word.


Ranking 8.0/10

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