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About the Movie
Little Hope Was Arson is a feature-length documentary that tells an incredible true story of two boys with dark secrets, and the community struggling to forgive them. The film paints a fascinating portrait of the American Bible Belt set against the backdrop of a thrilling crime investigation. No stone is left unturned and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside out.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's Americana unvarnished and, because of that, as absorbing as it is respectful.
Fresh: Nate Larson's lensing is above documentary average, while first-time feature helmer Love's editing does an astute job of shaping the pic's first 45 minutes as an investigative mystery, leaving the post-arrest remainder for collective soul searching.
Fresh: The film's exploration of the tenuous bonds within a community will surely prompt serious soul-searching.
Fresh: Theo Love's mesmerizing documentary Little Hope Was Arson is as evenhanded as it is unsettling.
celebrates religious zealots, backwards thinking and prejudiced church / political groups who use the fires as further justification for their fight of ‘good' against 'the devil.’
In my opinion, when the youth turn against the false idols of their elders in these close-minded church communities... it’s a good sign.
You Could Call It Interesting...
...or you could call it what it really is: conservative, right-wing, religious propaganda. This is a very sad side of the world today.
What a great film,!!!!!!!