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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A Christian-themed film about redemption with almost no redeeming qualities as entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Shot in Panama, with a cast of local Indians and B-tier Latino and Anglo actors, End of the Spear has neither the marquee heft nor the artistic gravitas of "The New World." show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In documentary footage played over the closing credits, the real warrior is introduced to American fast food and returns to his people too fat and sluggish to spear himself a snack, let alone a missionary. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    It might have been inspired by actual events, but End of the Spear is, literally and figuratively, simply too dull to make any impact. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's not remotely as luscious or half as bold as Malick's movie, but it is shorter and more educational. show more

  • 38
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    A childish and visually repetitive movie, ham-fisted, proselytizing and overtly simplified. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A sincere but underwhelming dramatization of one of the biggest news stories of 1956. show more

  • 38
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    This ersatz jungle adventure is really a thinly disguised Sunday School lesson in faith, charity and the savagery of life without Christ. show more

  • 40
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    The naiveté with which the missionaries approach their initial meeting with the Waodani, whose propensity to violence was well-documented, appears at once incredibly stupid and divinely loving. show more

  • 25
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Atrociously scripted and edited. show more

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