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.

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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.

Cast

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

    September 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.

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

    Cath Clarke

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

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

    Vadim Rizov

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

    April 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.

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

    April 6, 2017 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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