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For Greater Glory

Overview


Genre :

Drama, History

Release Date :

June 01, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Dean Wright

Starring :

Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O'Toole, Oscar Isaac, Bruce Greenwood, Nestor Carbonell, Eduardo Verastegui, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..there may be no miracles or choirs of angels here, but religiosity, although restrained, is pervasive..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
1 of 4

“..there are too many moral gradations, and the tale really can't be encapsulated as the struggle of one person or set of people to accomplish a goal..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
1.5 of 4

“..the movie takes a long time to establish its baldest development..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 5

“..the film is ultimately a stodgy, overblown and repetitive slog..”
by Robert Abele [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..the fight for religious freedom is bloody in this picture, and inspiring as well..”
by Soren Anderson [Seattle Times]
3 of 5

“..stay strong even through a surplus of blood and tears..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
1 of 4

“..politics aside, "For Greater Glory's" main issue is this: It's an overwrought action film that will bludgeon you into submission..”
by Tom Horgen [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..it is plodding, lazily filmed, gassy with James Horner's score, and pads its runtime only by way of tolling repetition..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
2.5 of 4

“..in its use of locations and sets, it's an impressive achievement by director Dean Wright, whose credits include some of the effects on the "Lord of the Rings" films..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
2 of 5

“..has all the bloody fervor of a "Braveheart;" all that's missing is its Mel Gibson..”
by Kerry Lengel [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : B-

“..bring some depth and dignity to a script that is sincere but clunky..”
by Nell Minow [Beliefnet]
1 of 4

“..bring coffee, because director Dean Wright's dramatization of the 3-year-long Cristero War (1926-9) seems to last longer than the Mexican conflict itself..”
by Brett Michel [Boston Phoenix]

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