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The Gospel Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I loved the music and I admired its good intentions. But there are just too many sub-professional touches for me to recommend the film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 11, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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So doggedly positive that it amounts to a glossy version of a Sunday-school instructional film.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 7, 2005
Cole Smithey

"The Gospel" is a cliché-filled movie with low production values that says nothing significant about gospel music or its core values.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

April 19, 2009
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

If the choppy screenplay could have been tightly scripted, there would have been something more convincing to forcefully sing about regarding this divine but disjointed ditty

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

October 8, 2005
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The lord may work in mysterious ways, but they shouldn't include bad acting and hack direction.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

October 13, 2005
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 1/4

October 21, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Hallelujah for the hymns! They save "The Gospel."

| Original Score: C

February 3, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A heartfelt but muddled melodrama.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2005
Laura Kern
New York Times
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Endeavors to be a powerful tale of faith and forgiveness, but in the end fails to capture even the slightest essence of spirituality and religious belief, or to provide any real insight into its characters' conflicts, desires and motivations.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2005
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

The Gospel loses focus, getting every bit as lost as its characters.

October 14, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Voices soar in The Gospel, but the story drags.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

October 7, 2005
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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When the music isn't pounding in sanctified syncopation, the look and the dialogue of The Gospel are a lot like what you might see and hear on daytime TV.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

October 15, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A banal, artless, cliché-ridden fiction.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 4, 2005
Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
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There's a lot of talk here about religion, as well as plenty of gospel singing, but no sense of what these characters truly believe.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 6, 2005
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

This is a soap opera through and through, with church politics in place of sexual dalliances.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2005
James Hill

. . .the movie never reaches the promised land.

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October 9, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The whole thing smacks of an overpopulated 'daytime drama.'

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

October 12, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

The acting's pretty decent

Full Review Source: New Times

October 8, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A sermon writ as large as a multiplex movie screen.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2005
Robert Koehler
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Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2005

Houston Chronicle
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October 8, 2005

AV Club
October 8, 2005

Boston Phoenix
October 15, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 10, 2005

Jam! Movies
January 14, 2006
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