Unconditional (2012)



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Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she's happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she's told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. As Sam watches "Papa" Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life's circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us.
PG-13 (for some violent content and mature thematic elements)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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James Bolam
as Hutch
Lynn Collins
as Samantha Crawford
Michael Ealy
as "Papa Joe" Bradford
Bruce McGill
as Detective Miller
Diego Klattenhoff
as Billy Crawford
Cedric Pendleton
as Anthony Jones
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Critic Reviews for Unconditional

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

A faith-based drama about redemption and renewal that is blessed with the saving graces of persuasive performances, handsome production values and some undeniably affecting moments of spiritual uplift.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
Top Critic

This inspirational drama, while trafficking in cliches, manages not to deliver its message too heavily.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Contrived and simplistic.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Unconditional is a little movie with a big heart, a message film that doesn't taste like medicine.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

If only McCorkle had a bit more, er, faith in his audience.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A strong story (based on true facts)and an endearing cast make this a good movie experience.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

Audience Reviews for Unconditional

An affecting testament to the power of God's unconditional love for us; the indisputable power of the one true God and how He shows Himself to us in things like simple acts of love, hope and kindness. It's also just downright uplifting, which this world desperately needs at the moment. The performances are relatively strong, and the passionate direction elevates the potentially ham-fisted material (corny as it may be from time to time). "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." - 1 John 4:8

Brandon Schmidt
Brandon Schmidt

Wow!! if you're looking for a beautiful and uplifting movie, check out Unconditional!! what a great film!! Inspired by a true story, this is a great film about redemption. Even in life's most challenging circumstances, God's unconditional love remains! Oh we need more Papa Joe's in this world!!

Lucero Cervantes
Lucero Cervantes

Despite having a few too many flashbacks and being a bit overdramatic at times, McCorkle's "Unconditional" more than makes up for it with solid acting and a touching story that tugs at the heartstrings. What's more, it's even got a few surprises up its sleeve! Aside from some violence and a bit of mild language, this film would make for a great movie night with your preteen/teen kids.

Denver Rogers
Denver Rogers

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