End of the Spear Reviews

March 27, 2010
Unmoving story of white missionaries trying to save the poor indigenous people of Ecuador. Paul Chambers, CNN.
April 19, 2009
A squeaky-clean family of missionaries lives out their fantasy of "saving" a violent tribe of Ecuadorian jungle natives in this virulently wrong-headed movie.
November 20, 2008
February 17, 2007
November 27, 2006
[Director] Hanon seems more interested in exploiting his setting's lush green beauty than exploring the psyches of his bland Bible-thumpers.
September 22, 2006
Through the harrowing experience of two men as told in End of the Spear -- Steve Saint and Mincaye -- moviegoers can learn the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
June 24, 2006
Only marginally uplifting and just passably enjoyable as a film. I know in my mind that these experiences were extraordinary for the people involved, but I never really feel it.
May 12, 2006
February 27, 2006
...for those of us who are not part of the choir being preached to, the story is a dealbreaker.
February 4, 2006
January 27, 2006
Jim Hanon's film is so awkward and anachronistic that it raises more questions than answers.
January 25, 2006
An amazing true story of faith and martyrdom
January 24, 2006
The movie could have been recorded on 8mm film with no audio and the intended audience would most likely be content.
January 23, 2006
devoid of suspense and resonance
January 22, 2006
The vision and values the film celebrates are at such odds with the reality it has refashioned as a breathless melodrama, it is hard to not give in to temptation and poke fun at its unintentional camp.
January 22, 2006
I knew nothing about this movie going in %u2026 nothing. When I came out, I swore I would do everything I could to let people know about the wonders of "End of the Spear."
January 21, 2006
No level of noble intent by the filmmakers can compel me to recommend a work of cinema that's this cheap, simplistic and sloppy.
January 21, 2006
'End of the Spear' features some intensely violent scenes, but this thought-provoking movie never falters in emphasizing the power of forgiveness.
January 20, 2006
Big-time production values and a truly interesting story make this a huge step forward for the Christian niche film market.
January 20, 2006
Although the film invests time among the tribesmen, it never really explores the idea that one man's missionary work is another's ideological aggression. And the movie is tentative, dramatically speaking.