Believe Me Reviews

March 21, 2018
I give Bakke and crew credit for trying and, on most counts, succeeding to bring something new and entertaining to the table.
October 12, 2014
The screenplay is lacking in conviction from any angle.
October 12, 2014
The modest intrigue of the story is how it will all be resolved.
October 11, 2014
The intentions of Believe Me are admirable. The execution, though, is unconvincing and not especially funny.
October 6, 2014
The balancing act they manage in poking fun at evangelical culture ... while not blatantly mocking organized religion and, more importantly, people's faith, is impressive
September 30, 2014
A remarkably smart, funny, brave, and heartfelt first feature film -- Bakke has a sharp eye but a warm heart and a refreshing honesty.
September 29, 2014
A thought-provoking, faith-based parable asking whether it's ever too late to make a second impression, especially on God.
September 28, 2014
Believe Me pokes fun at gullible Christians, but it has another, more deserving target in its sights.
September 28, 2014
A knowing, very sharp script gives this comedy a very strong kick as it tells a story about interlopers in America's Christian subculture.
September 26, 2014
... manages some consistent laughs as it pokes good-natured fun at religious gullibility.
September 26, 2014
There are moments when the movie hits the target. Unfortunately, they're not enough to raise what might have been a sharp, perceptive take on the rah-rah side of modern Christianity above the level of mediocrity.
September 26, 2014
Not your typical Christian film: it dares to question the money-making machine that is evangelicalism. But it doesn't dare question Christianity itself.
September 26, 2014
It would be easy to come away feeling BELIEVE ME was a religious bait-and-switch with an especially Christian message.
September 26, 2014
Con men bilk the faithful, and no one gets punished.
September 26, 2014
But an overall generic blandness keeps this from being a truly entertaining snark-fest. Those frat brothers are rather interchangeable smart-alecks, with a callowness that prevents viewer empathy.
September 25, 2014
A smart, sly comedy about what its director, Will Bakke, calls "the power of platforms," "Believe Me" parodies the machinery of faith-based fund-raising with its heart on its sleeve and its jokes above the belt.
September 25, 2014
What is most egregious, and seems completely lost on the filmmakers, is that the film is the very thing it attempts to expose: a pandering cash-in on faith-based films disguising itself as an honest examination of belief.
September 24, 2014
Believe Me is a textbook lesson in how glossy cinematography and an appealing cast can compensate for an undercooked script.
September 23, 2014
An almost-edgy faith-based dramedy, a not-quite-edgy Christian "crusade" satire, this never quite comes off as either.
September 23, 2014
The movie loses its zip as it becomes more dramatic ...