In Mario Van Peeble's new film "Redemption Road", two seemingly different men (Academy Award Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson) embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn't about where you end up - it's how you get there that matters. Somewhere along the 900 miles between Austin, TX and Huntsville, AL the two men become unlikely friends. However, every road has an end. In Huntsville, sad truths come to light, with heartbreak and violence lingering in their wake, ultimately leaving both men changed forever. The music of "Redemption Road" is permeated with authenticity, from Country music - perfectly befitting the film's Nashville locations - to the full scope of the Blues with a pinch of good old-fashioned Gospel to reflect the film's deeper themes of faith.
- Mario Van Peebles
- Morgan Simpson, George Richards
- Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson, Kiele Sanchez, Taryn Manning, Luke Perry, Tom Skerritt
A lightly enjoyable road pic about a circuitous road to redemption, Black, White and Blues offers simple, down-home pleasures while spinning an undeniably familiar but emotionally satisfying tale.Joe Leydon, Variety, 08.03.2011
Battling-buddy road movie carries viewers on an entertaining ride into blues country.Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, 08.03.2011