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Facing the Giants Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Faith-based pigskin tale.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2010
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Kendrick needs to learn that didacticism isn't a film aesthetic.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

September 26, 2009
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

The separation of church and cinema amounts to a long yard at most in this high school football sermon from Georgia-based Baptist pastor Alex Kendrick.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 27, 2009
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

Earnest but amateurish.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2007
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

In a season in which Invincible and Gridiron Gang already have laid claim to the title of inspirational football movie, this looks like an also-ran.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

December 15, 2006
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

Its feel-good storyline, shopworn message, and bottomless sermonizing would have played better in Sunday school than on the big screen, which is -- let's face it -- Babylon's turf.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

November 25, 2006
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Here's a badly acted movie with a terrific story line that makes it well worth seeing.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 14, 2006
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A sermon much more than it is a movie.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Most of the actors read their lines earnestly but flatly, and Kendrick has done them no favors by pushing them to play broad comedy in some scenes and anguished drama in others.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 2/4

October 27, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Fitfully entertaining… To reach a broader audience, though, the filmmakers will have to scrap their playbook and learn a whole new set of rules.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: C+

October 27, 2006
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Would seem sincere enough, but it's just a chain of ludicrous cliches of both the sports and religious variety.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D-

October 8, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

For it to have any appeal for persons who do not share the movie's beliefs would indeed be miraculous -- it's appallingly bad as anything other than a sermon.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1/5

October 4, 2006
Joe Leydon
Variety
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By preaching to the converted so heavy-handedly, the filmmakers fumble an opportunity to reach beyond their target demo of devout churchgoers.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 2, 2006
William Lobdell
Los Angeles Times
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Facing the Giants feels like an overly earnest church sketch of the type many evangelical congregations use as a teaching tool on Sunday between the worship music and pastor's message.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 30, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Facing the Giants falls victim to the tell-don't-show brand of filmmaking, in which every character always says exactly what he's feeling and every time a character's flaws are pointed out to him, they are immediately corrected.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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Those looking for an evening's diversion will find it an amateur exercise that has the feel of a film-school project.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

September 29, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The wholesomeness of the message and the movie's cast make it feel 1950s retro.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2006
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

If it cannot avoid the clichés of both the sports film and the inspirational film, at least Facing the Giants leavens its message with good humor.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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I'm not about to argue with the message, but the delivery system sinks below the level of after-school special, and the acting matches.

| Original Score: D+

September 29, 2006
Josh Hurst
Christianity Today

When a film is as unintentionally corny as this one, it's anyone's guess as to how many viewers can stomach all the schmaltz for the positive message at the end.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 1/4

September 29, 2006
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