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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Critic Reviews for Leap of Faith

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

The movie is lively but half-baked: it dribbles away its promising subject. Some Christmas feast this has turned out to be: it's like munching on leftovers.

February 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's half a good film, only lacking the courage of its cynicism.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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

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


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

Super Reviewer

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