The Custodian

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6.21 h 19 min2012X-Ray7+
Josh Francis is a man who hasn't found his niche in life. Good at many things, nothing has provided meaning. Whist lost in the woods, Josh stumbles upon the physical entrance to heaven and discovers he's trapped with souls unable to cross-over. With help from 'The Custodian', Josh must learn the secrets of this mysterious place in-order to find his own freedom.
Directors
Simon Hunter
Starring
Lisa CareyTy HungerfordFrank Sczygiol
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Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Mark Reddy
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Indigenius
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3.7 out of 5 stars

90 global ratings

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L.BenzReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
The actors did a fine job
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That said, it was about god, heaven, hell and don't even think it's not religious. It is very much so. White light, don't go into THAT house!
I'm sorry I watched it all. Very slow, very boring, repetitive, predictable and what's with all the positive reviews? Must be hoards of religious people.
Don't waste time. One room movie, 2 people with a few additions and trust me, more people that one a day dies and faces that fate place. It was unrealistic to say the least.
21 people found this helpful
E. J. CunninghamReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Film At Its Best
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This film is literature designed by the charity and skill of the makers, who left profits to charity.

My suggestion is you listen to everything that is said. Instant Karma may get you yet. Quiet power of thought, not rambling Netflix sort of gibberish. Not crashes, guns, low-lives, or explosions - try it.

Wisdom
16 people found this helpful
Melissa GReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable, although somewhat predictable
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The Custodian is an interesting film about the afterlife and a higher power. This isn't some cheesy religious flick, it is a thought provoking film discussing the idea of "unconditional love" and how it is perceived by human beings. In the beginning of the film, there are a few scenes that gave a hint of anxiety and fear but this definitely is not a horror or even a thriller. The acting in this film is phenomenal not to mention the setting is lovely. What a place to be lost in! I seriously want this landscaping! Seems like the perfect place to transition. I'm a huge fan of indie movies and this one is up there at the top of my new favorites!
11 people found this helpful
ValReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Meaningful & worthwhile
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If you appreciate philosophical and spiritual dialogue, you might very much appreciate this simple film.
I found it to be profound. Not easy to pull off such a simple production and have it be so meaningful. Not religious, so I think folk from various traditions may like it and gain something from it. I can see this being done as a stage production. Well acted and well written.
13 people found this helpful
Robert SpareReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mystical story about end of life.
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Chose to forgive yourself, to embrace God and love at end of life and you go to be with God. Refuse to go ahead and you miss heaven. Based on some mystical concept of love without any stated basis. Video is not worth the time to watch it.
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LLRussellReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thought provoking
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The best movie I have ever seen. I have now seen it twice and will watch it again when I need inspiration. Slow paced. Invites you to think about yourself and what person you want to be. These two main actors are the very best for this film.
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StevenReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
From an American standpoint, it made sense...from an anthropological one.... not so much
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Not everyone lives the same life

This is a movie about the doorway to heaven manned by a man named Gideon. he had a monologue. When I first heard this it made sense. But as I thought about it, I realized that it skipped by quite a few truths to make ’sense'. And therefore, it made no sense.

There was the white light, and a shack that people could choose to enter that was ‘a waiting room’… that people never left. But why, a man asked, would people choose the shack. The answer was they chose misery.

Then this dialogue started.

He asked Gideon, why choose Misery over heaven?
Answer:
-------Misery:

Some do it to get attention, some do it because it’s all they know. Others feel if they love and they are afraid to lose it, because the pain will get too great
Misery becomes an option for control
Life is too good… ‘I’ do something to make it miserable.
A man with the perfect life… a wife, money, kids...He thinks of something horrible he could do… adultery, etc...
He creates misery bomb. Control.
Creation is an act of love. It requires patience, kindness, consideration
Destruction is an act of will, violence, ignorance , arrogance
When I create, I trust, when I destroy, I impose

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When I heard this it made sense. But then I started thinking about this. What about drive to become a better person with goals to strive to better the world? What about goals that create pains because it requires mental innovation and thinking outside the box? What about third world people who believe in other ideals that would make a person stronger. From an anthropological standpoint, this whole monologue falls apart.

In truth, it is a bunch of junk that makes certain people feel like they are on the right track, and, possibly, those same people to think others are not.

Different people have different needs, wants, things that push them. This movie assumes only one way to live must be right.
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Uncle ElmerReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Two leads are tremendous actors
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The two leads are perfect actors for their parts. The script perfectly develops their roles. The weak part in the script is when souls appear in the home but you don't quite know why they are there nor why they don't want to go to the light. Then you don't quite know why the two leads would not be freaked out while disturbed traumatized souls are continually showing up at their house. Then you wonder why the two leads sort of accept purgatory is a barn nearby. Look, its a deep movie with two highly talented lead actors with a B grade script. Movie is worth your time.
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