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'The Word' raises questions about vigilantism

'The Word' raises questions about vigilantism

A young boy's abduction and murder serve as catalysts in "The Word," a new film starring Kevin O'Donnell as a grieving father who learns of an identical case in a different state — another crime that appears to be a ritualistic sacrifice performed by a cult.

A suspect in custody has confessed to the abduction, but FBI regional commissioner Mike Sheehy (James Naughton) warns the dad of the prolonged judicial process ahead.

The father circumvents that process by stabbing the suspect during the arraignment. His deep political connections allow him to be charged only with disruption of court proceedings (losing some of our sympathy along the way). Released on his...