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Courageous Reviews

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
October 3, 2011
It takes a certain touch to pull it off, and here, the serviceable cast just doesn't have it in them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2011
The many topics raised - gangs, drugs, immigration, absentee parents, poverty - are examined with didacticism and platitudes instead of by mining their inherent complexities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Paul Brunick
New York Times
October 2, 2011
Overplotted and understructured, "Courageous" is a slog to get through at 130 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
October 2, 2011
Devolves into over-the-top drama and a suffocating heavy-handedness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
October 1, 2011
Fails to answer the more pressing question of why religious sagas such as this treat subtlety as a sin.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 1, 2011
Courageous literally preaches to the converted, delivering ham-fisted messages of responsibility to the most receptive audience possible.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2011
The performances are effective all around with director Kendrick quite moving in the central role of Adam, the veteran officer, who suffers a horrific family tragedy that sets much of the film's plot in motion.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 28, 2011
Like a pastor so caught up in the moment that he can't see that the air conditioning has given out and the congregation wants to go home, the film travels far beyond its dramatic climax, aiming for an altar call finale.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4