Breakthrough Reviews

Top Critic
April 19, 2019
Another glib and unconvincing faith-based movie that pushes miracles, spirituality and divine intervention, hoping for box-office gold. A terrific cast is the only thing that saves it from last rites.
April 19, 2019
one of the more authentically moving entries in the genre, fueled by a gripping lead performance from "This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz.
April 19, 2019
It's a harrowing tale that deserves a much better movie than this insipid junk.
April 18, 2019
A mostly preachy but occasionally compelling dramatization of a true story.
April 17, 2019
That, perhaps, is the role movies like Breakthrough serve. They are simple sermons dressed up in seductive trappings of Hollywood cinema.
April 17, 2019
Less a story than it is a sermon, aimed directly at the choir and nobody else.
April 17, 2019
"Breakthrough" might be the first faith-based Hollywood film with genuine crossover appeal.
April 16, 2019
"Breakthrough" glibly peddles miracles but is honest enough to admit that not everybody gets one.
April 15, 2019
You don't have to believe in divine intervention to be moved by this story.
April 15, 2019
Lots of small, potentially affecting dramas buzz around the center of Breakthrough before the movie swats them away to focus on the power of prayer.