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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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 1, 2012
This historical drama about the little-known Cristero War in 1920s Mexico is more educational than involving.
June 1, 2012
Despite enough good intentions to pave a four-lane highway, the ardently sincere but dramatically unfocused For Greater Glory plays like a multipart miniseries that has been hacked down to feature length.
June 1, 2012
The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving "For Greater Glory" clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 1, 2012
The result is pretty much as forgettable as the Cristeros War.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 31, 2012
It is a scattered mess, as earnest as a folk song, but like a folk song that goes on for two hours and 23 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 31, 2012
Ultimately a stodgy, overblown and repetitive slog.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2012
The jamming together of so much history and melodrama makes for a handsome movie that is only rarely gripping.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2012
It's a powerful, visually elegant picture from first-time director Dean Wright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2012
If Michael Bay woke up one day and said to himself, "I need to make a movie about religious persecution in 1920s Mexico," I imagine it would look something like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 31, 2012
The scenes just plod along without much to help distinguish them. It's not an epic movie so much as an epic run-on sentence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 31, 2012
Director Dean Wright and screenwriter Michael Love fail to develop compelling characters or to construct a coherent plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2012
When its passion connects with several strong performances, it transcends a heavy piousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2012
In spite of its R rating and sometimes horrifying imagery, For Greater Glory seems to belong in the classroom of a lazy Sunday-school teacher rather than a movie theater.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 31, 2012
It is well-made, yes, but has such pro-Catholic tunnel vision I began to question its view of events.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 29, 2012
It is plodding, lazily filmed, gassy with James Horner's score, and pads its runtime only by way of tolling repetition.
May 29, 2012
This drama styles itself as a cinematic epic, but its substance is as flimsy as a Jack Chick pamphlet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5