Picks and Pans Review: Eye of God

updated 10/27/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/27/1997 01:00AM

Martha Plimpton, Kevin Anderson

A disturbing film about a lonely woman (Plimpton) who rushes into marriage with a born-again ex-con (Anderson), Eye of God uses a fractured structure to unveil its tragic story. The film opens with cops finding a blood-covered, teenage boy walking dazedly in the woods. Moving about in time, Eye tells us what he saw and how his life became intertwined with those of Plimpton and Anderson in a small Oklahoma town. In this well-acted film, first-time director-writer Tim Blake Nelson raises questions of faith, God's existence and human behavior, some of which he answers but many of which he purposefully leaves open. (R)

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