The Case for Christ

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The Case for Christ shouldn't be dismissed, but like many faith-based productions, it's better at preaching to the choir than reaching the unconverted.



Total Count: 27


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A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the ChicagoTribune. But things weren't going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie's newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed-or didn't believe-as an avowed atheist. Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true. Based on Lee Strobel's award-winning bestselling book and starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster, THE CASE FOR CHRIST opens in theaters April 7. It's an ideal Easter-season movie for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God ... and what role He could play in their lives.

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Mike Vogel
as Lee Strobel
Erika Christensen
as Leslie Strobel
Robert Forster
as Walter Strobel
Faye Dunaway
as Dr. Roberta Waters
Frankie Faison
as Joe Dubois

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

  • This is profoundly silly Christian recruitment propaganda masquerading as newsroom drama.

    Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • For a Christian film, this is decently acted, but with the sentimentality cranked up, it drags on for what feels like eternity.

    Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Top Critic
  • The Case For Christ is pretty slow going, tedious rather than offensive.

    Apr 9, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Vadim Rizov

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Based on Lee Strobel's best-selling book, this religious-themed drama earns points for proselytizing in more narratively compelling form than usual.

    Apr 9, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Give credit to the filmmakers for making a faith-affirming picture that aims to be more thoughtful than maudlin. But what they've ended up with is a fairly rote Christian redemption narrative - albeit with more charts and graphs.

    Apr 7, 2017 | Full Review…
  • An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer.

    Apr 6, 2017 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Top Critic

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