7:30 PM, 20th October, 2023
After rescuing a young boy from the clutches of child sex traffickers, U.S. federal agent Tim Ballard (Jim Caviezel) learns that the boy’s sister is still being held captive. Hindered by bureaucratic red tape, Ballard quits his job and embarks on a dangerous journey deep into the Colombian jungle to save the girl, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.
Inspired by the work of the real Ballard, Sound of Freedom has been the subject of much controversy. It became a box office sensation after being embraced by QAnon conspiracy theorists, even counting the likes of Donald Trump amongst its high-profile supporters. Ignore all the noise, however, and you’ll find a well-meaning, if conventional, thriller that deals with a very real issue – and doesn’t entirely deserve to be written off as culture war propaganda.