Leap of Faith (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Leap of Faith (1992)

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Richard Pearce's comedy-drama stars Steve Martin as Jonas Nightengale, a con artist whose latest scheme has him posing as a traveling evangelist. When his caravan breaks down in a poor Southern town, he tries to make the best of the situation by exploiting the community for all its worth.

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Cast

Steve Martin
as Jonas Nightengale
Debra Winger
as Jane Larson
Liam Neeson
as Sheriff Will Braverman
Meat Loaf
as Hoover
LaChanze
as Georgette
Delores Hall
as Ornella
Troy Evans
as Officer Lowell Dade
David L. Emmons
as Jerry Joe
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Critic Reviews for Leap of Faith

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1)

Martin gives a multi-layered performance

March 31, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Comic Steve Martin gives an underappreciated dramatic performance as a phony preacher man. Among his best work.

November 20, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Miracles cannot be summoned by command, they happen spontaneously by grace, and often to those who least expect them.

July 12, 2003 | Full Review…

I actually walked out of this one...bad!

August 16, 2002 | Rating: 0/5

An underrated drama, highlighted by Martin's flamboyant performance.

August 15, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

I believe - that this movie is pretty funny.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Leap of Faith

Predictable from the first minutes. The story's to blame here. Martin is good as a bogus preacher but is given nowhere to go.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

One of Steve Martin's last interesting roles.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

I like most Steve Martin movies. This one was fun enough with him as a faith healer stuck in a small town. I enjoyed it. There was comedy, drama and a bit of romance. A successful premise.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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