For Greater Glory Reviews

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July 31, 2020
In terms of technical skill and storytelling ability, it falls flat before getting a chance to get on its feet.
November 21, 2018
Dean Wright's film confirms that there isn't a film that truly depicts the Revolution yet. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 22, 2018
If these events seem to fit a little too neatly into modern narrative, seem almost too ready-made for current controversies... a few minutes' worth of research confirms the essential truth of the story.
August 11, 2017
For Greater Glory will move the audience and perhaps inspire them.
October 18, 2013
For Greater Glory takes what should have been an involving, even shocking hidden part of history and turns it into a needless epic
September 10, 2012
"For Greater Glory" takes its cues from a bygone era of Technicolor Golden Age epics and delivers a sprawling political drama steeped in old-fashioned Hollywood romanticism.
June 23, 2012
The compelling archival footage, which literally made me gasp aloud, and the incredible, disturbing photos are amazing. Unfortunately, you'll see them only during the end credits of 'For Greater Glory.'
June 15, 2012
It's the kind of now-obscure subject matter that could be fascinating if done well, but here just feels like an obligation. And yeah there's going to be a test, so good luck at not falling asleep in class.
June 10, 2012
The story deserves a better movie than it gets here ...
June 7, 2012
An interesting historical drama that only mildly entertains
June 4, 2012
Curiously, rookie director Dean Wright can't seem to make a struggle for one of the most basic rights all that interesting.
June 3, 2012
The film's length and muddled message will likely keep it from reaching much of an audience, even within the presumed Latino faith-based target.
June 2, 2012
Solemn and fervent,delivering an educational history lesson that defeats itself because of its R-rating.
June 1, 2012
For Greater Glory serves as a timely reminder of just how fragile religious freedom can be.
June 1, 2012
As generic as the title, this historical drama spares no cliche in depicting Mexico's Cristero War of the late 1920.
June 1, 2012
Epic tale about religious freedom gets very bloody.
June 1, 2012
You'll be forgiven (on earth if not in heaven) should you find yourself humming "Onward, Christian Soldiers" as you exit the theatre.
June 1, 2012
It's the stuff of real life, and of high drama, but Dean Wright's directorial debut translates little of that latter quality to the screen.
June 1, 2012
"For Greater Glory" is at times so heavy-handed that the movie itself seems at war. Unfortunately, the enemy is not just a repressive administration, but the audience.
June 1, 2012
This historical drama about the little-known Cristero War in 1920s Mexico is more educational than involving.
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