War Room Reviews

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February 13, 2020
...it's the fault of the Kendrick Brothers, who have made a film that gleefully rejects nuance and shades of gray.
July 10, 2016
All kinds of kitschy, in a frankly rather enjoyable way.
January 4, 2016
Slick production values cannot overcome a preachy script full of strained metaphors delivered by wooden actors. Like a corporate promo video for God.
November 23, 2015
If faith-based films want to be taken seriously as cinema, they deserve to be held to the same standards as any other feature.
October 12, 2015
This is no mere entertainment. It's an instructional video.
October 8, 2015
Kendrick's view of Christian devotion involves only trivial sacrifices and offers a gospel of self-help that masks its wider doctrinal implications.
September 18, 2015
An affluent African-American family is going through some domestic issues: Husband loses job, daughter is being ignored, mother has a foot-odour situation - the usual. The answer? Submit to a resurrected carpenter.
September 11, 2015
War Room is the most slickly made faith-based film I've seen yet in terms of production values, but that doesn't make it quote-unquote good, per se.
September 10, 2015
[The faith-based] audience will respond to the movie's sunny, squeaky-clean look (courtesy of cinematographer Bob M. Scott) and the fervent sincerity of the performances. Let others be warned: the sermonizing is nonstop,
September 3, 2015
Badly-acted, poorly written, a hackneyed sermon that (barely) preaches to the choir.
September 2, 2015
Spirituality can be a beautiful thing to explore in cinema, but "War Room" has no interest in engaging its audience on a personal level.
August 31, 2015
Basically the love child of Kirk Cameron and The Room.
August 31, 2015
The message is strong but the movie is weak.
August 30, 2015
Proselytizing domestic drama, aimed at a church-going audience.
August 28, 2015
Much of what follows is turgid and, for non-believers, ridiculous.
August 28, 2015
It's not so much the plot or themes of the film that's the problem as the ham-fisted execution.
August 28, 2015
It's initially refreshing to find an affluent African-American family in the protagonist role, and there's merit to the self-healing that comes from spiritual practice. But structurally, the movie is a mess.
August 28, 2015
Playing down to its audience makes [War Room] too easy to dismiss.
August 28, 2015
'War Room' might have a good message about becoming a better person, but it needs better cinematic weaponry to tell its tale. (Full Content Review - Sex, Nudity, Violence, Profanity, etc. - for Parents available)
August 28, 2015
One can always keep praying that the next of these films will be a little better.
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