Movie Review Wish Man
Friday, 20 December 2019 | Admin
1hr 47mins, Biography
Frank Shankwitz, an Arizona motorcycle cop with a troubled past, survives a near-fatal accident during a high-speed pursuit. As part of Frank's rehabilitation, police chief Sgt. Eddie Newman asks him to spend time with a terminally ill little boy, Michael, whose dying wish is to be a Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. To Michael, Frank is his hero, and an unlikely friendship is born. The boy inspires Frank to follow a new path, which leads to the creation of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Written and Directed by Theo Davies
Stars: Andrew Steel, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Tom Sizemore
IMDB Rating 6.9/10
Omen Data on 8 September 2019 rated it 8/10 and wrote:
It astounds me the lack of compassion and human kindness in the world right now and some of these 1 or 2 out of ten mean reviewers just prove it. This 1 star means it is the worst movie you have ever seen and this is certainly nothing like that;
Great story, well acted and great music along with a fair amount of atmosphere; especially in the flashbacks make this one of the better dramas out this year.
I have to admit I did have a tear in my eye on more than one occasion; big girls blouse mode lol so in my experience when a film can evoke emotion such as that then it cannot be that bad. I rarely give anything more than a 5 or 6 out of ten these days as there are so few movies that merit anything above that but this does.
OK this isn't going to go down in the record books but given it's made for TV background this film is outstanding.
Plenty of cliche's and story lines that we can see most of the conclusions a mile off but what a powerful, tearful tale it is. The acting isn't brilliant and it is at times a little corny, but it is done well enough.
I had no idea the link to the "Make A Wish Foundation", when I watched it and this made it all the better.
Grab a box of tissues before you watch. I suffered from wet eye syndrome at least three times during the story.
MGN Rating 8/10