June 13, 2014 12:00 AM

Talents wasted in stylized South Philly tale ‘God’s Pocket’

It’s hard to think of any compelling reasons to see “God’s Pocket,” a messy, shallow, muddled morass of a Philadelphia crime story set in 1978 — except perhaps to check out its lovingly shot portraits of South Philly’s wonderfully gritty streets, its familiar storefronts and its parade of identical rowhouses.

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