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The Gospel Reviews

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April 19, 2009
"The Gospel" is a cliché-filled movie with low production values that says nothing significant about gospel music or its core values.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 25, 2007
While The Gospel's faith-laced dialogue might annoy non-Christians, the plot mostly explores themes of a universal nature. Recommended to members of any faith for the stirring, onscreen performance of Grammy-winner Yolanda Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2006
A more-than-fine movie -- the kind that Christians who like to complain about Hollywood should support, and the kind that may appeal to people who aren't interested in church.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 3, 2006
Hallelujah for the hymns! They save "The Gospel."
| Original Score: C
October 22, 2005
The gospel performances recommend the movie most highly; otherwise it's not due for much praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2005
An appealing and entertaining package that makes up for whatever it lacks in perfectly polished sheen in exuberance and passion for its subject and message.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2005
Really, a musical would have been a much better idea.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 15, 2005
When the music isn't pounding in sanctified syncopation, the look and the dialogue of The Gospel are a lot like what you might see and hear on daytime TV.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 15, 2005
The soapy, cliche-ridden script aside, the picture is a technical mess of awkward framing and choppy editing that puts a dispiriting damper on all that uplifting music.
October 14, 2005
The Gospel loses focus, getting every bit as lost as its characters.
October 13, 2005
The lord may work in mysterious ways, but they shouldn't include bad acting and hack direction.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2005
Here's a dramatic version of a familiar story with a contemporary spin and fantastic music.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
October 12, 2005
The whole thing smacks of an overpopulated 'daytime drama.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 12, 2005
It's a rich portrait of a church in transition.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 11, 2005
I loved the music and I admired its good intentions. But there are just too many sub-professional touches for me to recommend the film.
October 10, 2005
While the script and editing are flawed, The Gospel is still an evening's entertainment with heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 9, 2005
"Wesley say and it shall be," pronounces Wesley (Omar Gooding) in The Gospel.
October 9, 2005
. . .the movie never reaches the promised land.
October 8, 2005
The acting's pretty decent
October 8, 2005
If the choppy screenplay could have been tightly scripted, there would have been something more convincing to forcefully sing about regarding this divine but disjointed ditty
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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