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Caviezel’s Sound of Freedom: a thriller about fighting child trafficking

By Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 30, 2023 | In Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

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Jim Caviezel’s latest project, The Sound of Freedom, is a harrowing but thrilling look at the fight against the global sex trafficking of children. Caviezel’s intense but nuanced performance plays well into both the serious subject matter and the film’s mainstream appeal. The film’s spiritual relevance is increased by the choice to include not only protective fathers, but a repentant exploiter among its protagonists.

Though the film isn’t about Hollywood, one of its best scenes offers what may as well be a portrayal of how the entertainment and modeling industries sexualize children. The impact is all the more unsettling for how subtly and tastefully the scene is handled.

Though they praise the film, Thomas and James express some reservations about the “you must see this movie for the cause” style of promotion.

Criteria is hosted by Thomas V. Mirus and James T. Majewski.

Thomas is Director of Podcasts for and hosts the Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Thomas V. Mirus - Jul. 04, 2023 5:43 PM ET USA

    Thanks - I saw that yesterday and added it to the video description.

  • Posted by: jan02 - Jul. 03, 2023 11:44 PM ET USA

    Thomas Mirus and James Majewski thank you for this podcast on "Sound of Freedom"! I think this very recent interview Jordan Peterson did with Tim Ballard and Jim Caviesel addresses and may alleviate some of the concerns that Mr. Mirus has heard and expressed about Mr. Ballard's organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). God bless you both and keep up your good work!