The Fighting Preacher

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The true story of the 1905 World Middle-Weight Boxing Champion, Willard Bean, who turns his gloves in to become a preacher.


Critic Reviews for The Fighting Preacher

All Critics (3) | Fresh (3)

  • The Fighting Preacher, is a bit uneven but overall it succeeds in telling a sentimental true story about tolerance, kindness and how a Christian spirit will win over hate every time.

    Jul 25, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • The moments of sincerity and drama tend to work more consistently than the comic beats, but a strong character arc and an instructive message give "Fighting Preacher's" unique story some worthwhile meat

    Jul 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Christensen has explored early history of the church before, with pioneer tales like "17 Miracles" and "Ephraim's Rescue," but here his focus is not on great accomplishments but small ones.

    Jul 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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