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Breakthrough Reviews

May 17, 2019
Here is another illustration of how the faith-based drama has pushed into cinemas material indistinguishable from vast swathes of the afternoon TV schedule.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 19, 2019
It's a harrowing tale that deserves a much better movie than this insipid junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 18, 2019
A mostly preachy but occasionally compelling dramatization of a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2019
That, perhaps, is the role movies like Breakthrough serve. They are simple sermons dressed up in seductive trappings of Hollywood cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 17, 2019
Less a story than it is a sermon, aimed directly at the choir and nobody else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 17, 2019
"Breakthrough" might be the first faith-based Hollywood film with genuine crossover appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2019
"Breakthrough" glibly peddles miracles but is honest enough to admit that not everybody gets one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 9, 2019
I found myself being dismissed as a viewer, being directed to put my confidence in a story layered in the superficial aspects of faith, to trust without question that prayer conquers all, even as the film provides no foundation as to why I should.
April 8, 2019
"Breakthrough" tests how much audiences are willing to believe of a scenario that, though based on a true story, seems too undercooked for any kind of movie treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 8, 2019
"Breakthrough"... presents itself as the true story of a modern miracle. But it's also a portrait of what religious faith looks like when there's no pesky doubt to get in the way.
March 9, 2019
This inspirational story directed by Roxann Dawson benefits from strong performances and a minimum of treacly preaching.