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The Gospel


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Release Date :

October 07, 2005

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Director :

Rob Hardy

Starring :

Clifton Powell, Yolanda Adams, Dwayne Boyd, Idris Elba, Frank Taylor, Nona Gaye, Omar Gooding, Tamyra Gray, Fred Hammond, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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2 of 5

“..The story is beyond familiar, the development is standard and the resolution leaves nothing to the imagination...”
by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3.5 of 5

“..The Gospel is soap opera spirituality that won't have any problem pleasing the faithful...”
by [The Dallas Morning News]
1.5 of 4

“..just an excuse to put on a gospel show..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4

“..is concerned with a simultaneously overwrought and underdeveloped plot..”
by Brooke Holgerson [The Boston Phoenix]
“..Hardy proves unable to mine what is interesting from his own premise...”
by Mark Olsen [L.A. Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..Everything comes to its logical movie conclusion, but the personal journey of the prodigal son is an interesting one..”
by Monica Haynes [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2 of 5

“..doesn't achieve much beyond its faith-based intentions..”
by Marrit Ingman [Austin Chronicle]
1 of 4

“..does for film about as much as a monotone monkey can do for music...”
by Chelsea Bain [Boston Herald]
2.5 of 4

“..an over-familiar but good-hearted movie..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
“..a technical mess of awkward framing and choppy editing..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
3.5 of 5

“..a rich portrait of a church in transition..”
by Scott Brown [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..a mostly artless, stock movie that tells a story with contrivance and clunky melodrama...”
by Kim Morgan [Reel]
2 of 4

“..a heartfelt but muddled melodrama about an R&B singer's crisis of faith..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..a dramatically slight but likeable movie about a crisis of direction in an African-American church..”
by Michael Machosky [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Neman [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Steve Persall [Houston Chronicle]

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