The “Gosnell” movie has done well at the box office despite being ignored by most media and film critics.
The movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer broke into the Top 10 list on its opening weekend despite its limited release and being virtually ignored by film critics and many major media outlets.
Despite a media blackout and virtually no coverage outside conservative media circles, the new movie “Gosnell” made the list of top 10 movies across the United States over the weekend. Coming in at the #10 spot, Gosnell came in ahead of other movies with much wider releases — as the film is appearing in just 673 theaters nationwide. . . .
But those who are watching the movie are giving in tremendously high ratings. It has a 67% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and 99% of those viewing it said they liked it.
The movie follows the 2013 arrest, trial, and conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who murdered babies born alive following botched abortions at his Philadelphia clinic.
Dr. Gosnell’s facility has been described as nothing short of a house of horrors. At The Weekly Standard, Mark Hemingway writes,
Aside from being convicted of killing babies born alive—he may have killed thousands of babies this way—Gosnell was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of a patient. There are good reasons to believe that many more of his patients may have suffered serious complications or even died from his negligence. (Among other things, Gosnell’s penchant for reusing medical instruments without proper sterilization passed sexually transmitted diseases to his patients.) The titular description of him as “America’s Biggest Serial Killer” doesn’t seem like hyperbole.
The movie is rated PG-13 for mature content. However, the film itself is not graphic.
Ultimately, the media’s decision to ignore the movie Gosnell mirrors its handling of the Gosnell murder investigation and trial. In 2013, major news outlets looked the other way as the Gosnell case unfolded, and in the end many practically had to be shamed into covering it at all. Five years later, it seems nothing has changed; many would rather ignore the Gosnell story altogether.
Nevertheless, Gosnell is outperforming many other movies at the box office, and I believe that says something about the American people.
Our friends at Arkansas Right to Life will host a special screening of the movie “Gosnell: The Trial America’s Biggest Serial Killer” on Thursday, September 27, at the Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema in Little Rock at 7:00 PM.
The movie follows the arrest and prosecution of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell who was convicted in 2013 of murdering babies born alive following botched abortion procedures. The grand jury report in his case cited horrific conditions–including blood-stained medical records, insufficiently-trained staff members, and a complete lack of organization–at Gosnell’s clinic.
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in October, and it is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including disturbing images and descriptions. However the film itself is not graphic.
Tickets for this sneak preview are $10 each, and they are available online at riverdale10.com. This special screening hosted by Arkansas Right to Life is co-sponsored by The Dave Elswick Show 101.1 FM The Answer.
Ann McElhinney, the film’s producer and author of the book Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, will be a special guest at this screening and will give a brief presentation before the movie starts.
I hope you can make plans to attend this event. You can watch a preview of the movie below, and you can learn more about the film at GosnellMovie.com.