This film was originally titled Shelter and was released in 2010. The movie was released in the USA on March 1, 2013 and the title was changed to 6 Souls. Dr. Cara Harding (Julianne Moore) is a forensic scientist who believes in God. Her father (Jeffrey DeMunn) is a scientist who deals with multiple personalities disorders and he attempts to prove to his daughter that these people are not all scammers.

Moore is a widow with a young daughter (Brooklyn Proulx) who has lost her faith in God because her father died. One patient that Dr. Hastings introduces to Cara is Adam (Johnathan Rhys Meyers). All of the actors were very good in their parts, but the element of intrigue and horror never really gelled. I did not flinch or jump in my seat once during this film.  Some thrillers can succeed and keep the audience’s attention by aural cues, like a good soundtrack, or through an interesting/scary protagonist. I think the main problem with this film was that science dominated the first hour and spirituality finished the movie.  Neither one seemed to be the equivalence of good or evil.

For the most part, I would say that this film was worth watching just for the acting of Ms. Moore and Mr. Rhys Meyers. As I stated, this film tried to present itself as a horror movie but it only succeeded in some scenes. I would not buy this video, but it kept me interested enough to want to see how it ended. Since I can not do stars with fractions, I feel generous and give this 4 stars out of 5.

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2 Thoughts on “StevenF Review of 6 Souls

  1. Remmy2013 on September 26, 2018 at 11:54 pm said:

    I watched this. I watched this. I can’t believe i watched this. Scary no, tension no. good soundtrack no, excellent editing and direction however in my humble opinion how they did the science/religion base could have been 1000% better. Evil devil women and little girl yes. I agree with Steve worth watching, but not buying it.

  2. I could watch this, and I will look out for it.

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