TV Show Reviews
Amish Murder" review by Suzanne
Premieres Sunday, January 6, at 9:00PM
ET/PT on Lifetime
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, despite a few flaws.
Neve Campbell stars as a police chief, Kate, in a small town
in Pennsylvania. We learn that she grew up there in the
Amish country, left when she was a teen, and now has come
back, and the Amish people won't speak to her. More of her
mysterious background is revealed as the show progresses. It
is tied in to a murder she is trying to solve.
Her brother, Christian Campbell, has a small role as her
Amish brother, Jacob. The cast is a good one. Jilon Vandover
plays her ex-boyfriend, Lucas. Noam Jenkins plays John
Tomasetti, an FBI profile who comes to help with her murder
case. There are many suspects in the murder investigation. I
thought the writing was done very well and it kept my
I thought there were two flaws that sort of ruined it for
me. First of all, one of the cast members not mentioend
above, always plays either a complete jerk or a bad guy, so
when you see his name in the credits, you immediately figure
out that he's probably the villain. That was obvious to me,
at least. Secondly, the heroine's name and his rhyme,
for no apparent reason, which seemed just a bit silly. You'd
think someone would have caught that and changed it.
I read that this might be a new show...I would definitely
watch it. Despite those two flaws, it's a very good movie.
Don't forget to watch it tonight!
In An Amish Murder, the peaceful Amish farming
community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a
series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of
frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by
the tragedy was Kate Burkholder, a young girl who survived
the terror and, as a result, left the Amish life behind.
Fifteen years later, Kate returns to Painter’s Mill as its
Chief of Police. Certain she’s come to terms with her past,
Kate’s renewed life in her hometown is shattered when a
murder investigation triggers deep-seated emotions from her
childhood and exposes a dark secret that could destroy her.
LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE AN AMISH MURDER, STARRING NEVE
CAMPBELL, TO PREMIERE JANUARY 6
Film Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and
Based on Novel Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
LOS ANGELES (December 3, 2012) – Neve
Campbell (Scream, Party of Five) stars
in the Lifetime Original Movie An Amish Murder
(fka Sworn to Silence), premiering on
Sunday, January 6, at 9:00PM ET/PT.
Based on the book Sworn to Silence by Linda
Castillo, An Amish Murder tells the story of a
woman who grew up Amish and, after returning to her
small hometown as its Chief of Police, must solve a
string of horrible murders. The movie also stars Neve’s
brother Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness: The
Movie Musical, Trick), Noam Jenkins (Rookie
Blue, Saw II) and C. Thomas Howell (E.T. the
Extra-Terrestrial, The Outsiders).
In An Amish Murder, the peaceful Amish
farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered
when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a
sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most
affected by the tragedy was Kate Burkholder (Campbell),
a young girl who survived the terror and, as a result,
left the Amish life behind. Fifteen years later, Kate
returns to Painter’s Mill as its Chief of Police.
Certain she’s come to terms with her past, Kate’s
renewed life in her hometown is shattered when a murder
investigation triggers deep-seated emotions from her
childhood and exposes a dark secret that could destroy
An Amish Murder is executive produced by
Neve Campbell (The Company), Barbara Lieberman
(Lifetime’s The Pregnancy Project, Murder
in the Hamptons) and Poppy Montgomery (Lifetime’s
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story,
Unforgettable). The film is directed by Stephen
Gyllenhaal (Girl Fight, Homegrown) and
written by Mark Malone (Law & Order: Criminal Intent).
Lifetime Television is committed to offering the
highest quality entertainment and information
programming, and advocating a wide range of issues
affecting women and their families. In the Third
Quarter 2012, the network posted major growth in
viewership versus Third Quarter 2011, including a 14%
increase among Women 18-49, +9% in Women 25-54 and +5%
among Adults 18-49, marking the third straight quarter
Lifetime has registered year-on-year growth among the
key demographics. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime
Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime
Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E
Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the
Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
C. THOMAS HOWELL
DERICK UNDERSCHULTZ, CSC
NEIL MANDELBERG, ACE
Based on the novel
Sworn to Silence by
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