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For Greater Glory Reviews

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Justin Craig
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
June 1, 2012
For Greater Glory serves as a timely reminder of just how fragile religious freedom can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
June 1, 2012
Epic tale about religious freedom gets very bloody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
May 31, 2012
Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, and Genesis Rodriguez bring some depth and dignity to a script that is sincere but clunky.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
May 31, 2012
It's a powerful, visually elegant picture from first-time director Dean Wright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 31, 2012
When its passion connects with several strong performances, it transcends a heavy piousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 30, 2012
A sweeping, handsome epic with strong performances, solid production values and magnificent locations across Mexico.
Harvey S. Karten
May 20, 2012
A stirring, even epic dramatization of an actual war in Mexico pitting a brutally anticlerical government against forces fighting for religious freedom.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 10, 2012
The story deserves a better movie than it gets here ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
June 7, 2012
An interesting historical drama that only mildly entertains
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Olsen
Boxoffice Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
June 2, 2012
Solemn and fervent,delivering an educational history lesson that defeats itself because of its R-rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
June 1, 2012
As generic as the title, this historical drama spares no cliche in depicting Mexico's Cristero War of the late 1920.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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William Goss
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.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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