Beyond the Mask played for one week at my theatre. It was billed as a Christian movie about the Revolutionary War, so a group of us went to check it out. Sadly the only good part of this movie was the costumes. I think the movie, with a $4 million dollar budget, did a great job painting a picture of 1776 Britain and Colonial America.
What didn’t I like?
If you were to ask anyone who went with me, they would all agree this movie was inaccurate at every turn. The acting was laughable and the story had nothing to do with God or Christianity. I feel bad for people who paid $24,000 on Kickstarter to help fund this movie because this should have never ever been released to a major theatre chain. I believe there was a total of nine of us in the showing that night.
Was Beyond the Mask a good story?
This movie can’t make up its mind whether it wanted to be a movie about a hero, a love story, or fable about the American Revolution. When the credits finally hit, Beyond the Mask was none of those and not much of a movie with any real direction.
In a story with such a horrible plot it is hard for anyone to really look like they know what they are doing. Whether it was our Zorro rip off hero, the duchess in distress, or the greedy politician, there was no one in the cast that will want to add this movie to their resume.
Would I recommend it?
I’m not ashamed to say this movie interested me and totally let me down. I’d never recommend this movie to anyone, even for the American history buffs. Please don’t yourself a favor and don’t watch this movie, ever.
my star rating: 1 out 10
imdb: 6.7 out 10 / metascore: n/a / rottentomatoes: 25% out 100%
roger ebert: n/a / richard crouse: n/a