Christian Charity Overcomes Sinful Hearts
Release Date: May 12, 2006
Starring: Jason Dolley, Scott Wilson,
Gerald McRaney, Ann Dowd,
Jordan Garrett, and Kyle
Genre: Family Drama
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: New Dog Distribution, Warner
Director: Sandy Tung
Executive Producer: Sandy Tung and Seth Willenson
Producer: Dale Rosenbloom and Carl
Writer: Dales Rosenbloom
Address Comments To:Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
The third in a series of movies about a boy and his dog, the new movie takes off where the last one began. Shiloh's new owner, a young teenager named Marty, has reconciled with Judd, the mean former owner. Shiloh, however, is still afraid of Judd, who's still limping because of a recent truck accident injury.
The town is abuzz concerning the disappearance of a man about the same time as Judd's accident. Before the man disappeared, he was seen arguing with Judd in a bar. Almost everybody in town, including Marty's best friend, thinks Judd had something to do with the man's disappearance. The man's dead, murdered body is found down the river. At the same time, a series of burglaries strikes the town. Of course, suspicion lands on poor Judd for both the murder and the thefts.
These events put a new strain on Marty's fragile friendship with Judd. Marty's father doesn't believe Judd could murder anybody, however. Encouraged by his parents, Marty does a series of kindly acts to help Judd repent from the meanness he's known all his life.
SAVING SHILOH is a quiet little movie that gains redemptive, emotional power along the way. The acting is very good, including Scott Wilson as Judd, Gerald McRaney as Marty's father, Jason Dolley as Marty, Ann Dowd as Marty's mother, and Kyle Chavarria as Marty's aggravating sister Dara Lynn. Marty's dog is very cute without being corny.
The movie's Christian elements could have been stronger and more overt, but its story is still a tremendously positive experience for the entire family. SAVING SHILOH shows what the phrases "Love thy neighbor" and "Do unto others" truly mean. If you had to break the movie's moral messages down into a simple premise, you might do no better than saying, SAVING SHILOH proves the premise that Christian charity overcomes sinful hearts. Even the town's gossiping tongues are stilled by Marty's acts of grace toward Judd. This is pretty profound stuff for a little, low-budget movie like this.
SAVING SHILOH contains one light exclamatory profanity and some tense situations. Also, Judd loses his temper once and he chews tobacco.
SAVING SHILOH is a quiet little movie that gains redemptive, emotional power along the way. The acting is very good, especially Scott Wilson as Judd. The movie's Christian elements could have been stronger and more overt, but it is still a tremendously positive moviegoing experience for the entire family. SAVING SHILOH shows that Christian charity can overcome sinful hearts. The movie contains one light profanity and some tense situations. Also, Judd loses his temper once and chews tobacco. SAVING SHILOH is worth searching out.