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God's Not Dead (2014)

God's Not Dead



Drama, Comedy

Release Date

March 21, 2014

MPAA Rating



95 min.


Freestyle Releasing

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

Cast and Crew


Harold Cronk


Michael Scott, Russell Wolfe, Anna Zielinski


Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon



Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words "God Is Dead" on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that "God Is Dead," he must prove God's existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God's existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn't it just be easier just to write 'God Is Dead' and put the whole incident behind him? GOD'S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.

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“..it's an uninspired amble past a variety of Christian-email-forward boogeymen that feels far too long at just 113 minutes..”
by Todd VanDerWerff [A.V. Club]
“..with a competent cast, and although it sometimes stacks the deck shamelessly in defense of its credo, it does allow a few dissenting voices to slip into the debate..”
by Stephen Farber [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the supporting cast does a fine job here and the film will live on in Christian circles as a ministry and education tool..”
by Brandon Jones [The Global Dispatch]