"A Good vs. Evil Story, but Without Much Good"
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Despite some stars, there’s little worthwhile in MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS. The movie is sometimes suspenseful, with abundant jeopardy. However, it substitutes interesting character development for disturbing scenes that do little to move the story forward. The most developed character is a mass-murderer and sexual predator, so it doesn’t feel like a win for the good guys when justice finally prevails. Even worse, the villain turns out to be a Southern, Christian “redneck” who talks about God and sings hymns. Media-wise moviegoers will find MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS bland, cliché, obscene, and abhorrent.
MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS is a new crime thriller that follows an FBI agent and Florida State officer as they track down the serial killer behind a number of unsolved murder cases. MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS has lots of jeopardy and some positive moral, redemptive elements, but the bland acting, bad pacing, excessive immorality, and strong anti-Christian content make this movie not worth the watch and abhorrent.
A man pulls over to the side of the road to go to the bathroom and finds a dead girl in the riverbed. Byron, the Florida State officer in charge of investigating a string of similar murders, arrives at the scene. While he believes the murders of young prostitutes in the Pensacola area are connected, he’s taken off the case.
In the meantime, the FBI are hunting down the killer by going to the source. Rebecca is working with her partner, Karl, as she goes undercover as a prostitute. She makes some headway in the investigation after running into one of the leaders of a sex-trafficking scandal.
Byron is angry he’s been taken off the case and decides to pursue leads off the record. Another murder takes place, and Rebecca and Byron meet for the first time. They agree to find the serial murderer together and set off to avenge the girls who’ve been killed.
However, after a failed sting attempt, Rebecca is captured by the killer. Will Byron get to her in time and bring the killer to justice?
MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS is suspenseful in places, with lots of jeopardy. However, it substitutes any substantial or interesting character development with psychosexual scenes that do disturbingly little to move the story forward. When the most developed character is a mass-murderer and sexual predator, it doesn’t feel like a win for the good guys when he’s finally brought to justice. Even worse, the villain turns out to be a Southern Christian “redneck” who talks about God and sings hymns. Media-wise moviegoers not only will find MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS bland, cliché and obscene, but also abhorrent.