"The movie is everything timout.com portends. The movie isn't interestingly slow. The obstacles father Damien had to overcome dictated the ebb and flow of the movie. If you wanted plain action this is not for you. The individual performances are all strong. And together they make for a very somber and haunting movie. Years earlier I had the fortune to visit Kalaupapa (where the people w/leprosy were sent) and like the movie it is a spiritual and intense experience."