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The Gospel Reviews

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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 7, 2005
So doggedly positive that it amounts to a glossy version of a Sunday-school instructional film.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 3, 2006
Hallelujah for the hymns! They save "The Gospel."
| Original Score: C
October 7, 2005
A heartfelt but muddled melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2005
Endeavors to be a powerful tale of faith and forgiveness, but in the end fails to capture even the slightest essence of spirituality and religious belief, or to provide any real insight into its characters' conflicts, desires and motivations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2005
The Gospel loses focus, getting every bit as lost as its characters.
October 7, 2005
Voices soar in The Gospel, but the story drags.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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 4, 2005
A banal, artless, cliché-ridden fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 6, 2005
There's a lot of talk here about religion, as well as plenty of gospel singing, but no sense of what these characters truly believe.
October 7, 2005
This is a soap opera through and through, with church politics in place of sexual dalliances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2005
. . .the movie never reaches the promised land.
October 12, 2005
The whole thing smacks of an overpopulated 'daytime drama.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2005
The acting's pretty decent
October 7, 2005
A sermon writ as large as a multiplex movie screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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