Movie Review and Ticket GIVEAWAY: The Shift {ends 12/2}

Movie Review and Ticket GIVEAWAY: The Shift {ends 12/2}
*Disclosure: Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

I saw The Shift was coming to theaters soon, and the premise looked intriguing, so when I received the chance to review it ahead of time, I decided to take it.

The Shift will be in theaters on December 1st. 

About the movie:
Featuring Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings), Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers), and Elizabeth Tabish (The Chosen), THE SHIFT is a movie you and your friends won’t want to miss!

You can help pay for other people's tickets to come to the film at

Logline: After a tense encounter with a mysterious stranger with otherworldly powers, a man is banished to a tyrannical, parallel Earth where he fights to get back to the woman he loves.

Synopsis: In The Shift, a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller, one man is faced with infinite worlds and impossible choices.  When Kevin Garner meets a nefarious adversary known as The Benefactor and refuses his offer of wealth and power, he must escape an alternate totalitarian reality. With survival on the line, Kevin fights to make it back to the world he knows and the woman he loves.

Movie Review and Ticket GIVEAWAY: The Shift {ends 12/2}
all photos courtesy of Angel Studios

My review:
This was an interesting movie. I LOVE dystopian movies, and after seeing a trailer on AMC's app, I was ready to buy my ticket, but I was able to review it at home instead. I saw Sean Astin is in it as well, and I like him; I actually met him in-person at a blogging event in 2014 or 2015, too, and he was super nice. 

The movie is (loosely?) based on the Book of Job, in the Bible—I'm not religious, and wasn't familiar with this, so I looked it up while watching the movie, and did see a few parallels. 

Kevin has a life with a family and a son. However, after an accident, he wakes up in a "parallel world," and meets The Benefactor (McDonough), who tells him that in this world, the accident didn't happen; however, his wife and son are not in this world (or at the very least, his wife doesn't know him in it). 

Movie Review and Ticket GIVEAWAY: The Shift {ends 12/2}

Kevin desperately wants to get back to his wife and son, and is willing to do so by any means possible. 

The first half of this movie was very interesting. I love "parallel worlds" and dystopian films and so I found it fascinating. The second half was not as interesting to me, but I did think the ending was great and very fitting. 

The acting was also very good, especially Neil McDonough as The Benefactor. Sean Astin's role in this movie was more of a supporting role, but he was good in it as well.

That being said, I'd give this movie an overall 3.5/5 stars, and say it's worth seeing. 

Movie Review and Ticket GIVEAWAY: The Shift {ends 12/2}


One of my lucky readers will win two tickets to see The Shift in theaters!

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Saturday, December 2nd, at 11:59pm ET, and winner will be notified via email the next day, and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

U.S. residents only, please.

Good luck!

Two movie tickets for The Shift

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