The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

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Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star is forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

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Brett Dalton (II)
as Gavin Stone
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes
as Kelly Richardson
Neil Flynn
as Waylon Stone
D.B. Sweeney
as Pastor Allen Richardson
Tim Frank
as John Mark
Nicole Astra
as Parishioner
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Critic Reviews for The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (6)

  • A portrayal we haven't often seen before, and marks a new direction for films targeted at that audience. It may even draw a new believer or two, but there's still a long way to go to totally nail the faith-based comedy genre.

    Jan 20, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone should satisfy its target heartland audience.

    Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The end result merits a paraphrase of the memorable appraisal by Miss Jean Brodie: For those who like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they probably will like.

    Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Top Critic
  • Like so many movies designed for believers first and ordinary sinners second, if at all, Gavin Stone has trouble approximating the sensibility of actual entertainment and is particularly deadly as a comedy.

    Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • Just like the character, while definitely flawed, there is a lot to like about 'Gavin Stone' ... it remains to be seen how well it will last beyond a single watch.

    Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 7.0/10 | Full Review…
  • Brett Dalton is the reason to see the film. He manages to combine brashness, cockiness and charm in a winning performance.

    Jan 21, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

  • Jan 27, 2017
    The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is not a bad film, it's just an OK film. The story isn't original and the writing could have taken a few more chances but for a 2 million dollar Blumhouse movie, the film is enjoyable enough for the whole family. Maybe not at the theaters but it wouldn't be a bad rental.
    Jacob S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2017
    What to completely expect from a Christian film is absent in Resurrection of Gavin Stone. Unfortunately, don't take this as a sin or anything, Christian films just seem to miss the mark in aiming high and this one is no exception.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer

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