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R| 2 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
In late 1920s Mexico, retired Gen. Gorostieta (Andy Garcia) and his wife (Eva Longoria) watch their country degenerate into violent civil war when the government enacts a series of anti-clerical laws. Gorostieta is at first hesitant to join the rebels, known as Cristeros, until he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen. Though the odds are against him, the general nevertheless transforms a ragtag band of rebels into a formidable fighting force.

Cast: Andy Garcia , Eva Longoria , Peter O'Toole , Oscar Isaac , Santiago Cabrera , Catalina Sandino Moreno , Bruce Greenwood , Ruben Blades

Director: Dean Wright

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: ARC Entertainment

For Greater Glory (2012)

Release Date: June 1st, 2012|2 hr. 23 min.

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fan reviews ( 77 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If For Greater Glory were a person, it would be wearing two different socks. It is a scattered mess, as earnest as a folk song, but like a folk song that goes on for two hours and 23 minutes. Not only does it never justify its epic length, it gets even the small things wrong. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The actor (Garcia), whose banked anger has been a secret weapon since "The Untouchables" 25 years ago, paints a fascinating portrait of a man moved by fate. show more

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    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The sort of lumbering epic drama that went out of fashion by the late 1960s, For Greater Glory is mainly notable for shedding light on a little-known historical conflict, namely the Cristero War that took place in 1920s Mexico. show more

  • January 01, 2013 Marilyn
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    I bought this movie for my husband for Christmas. I never knew what happened with the Mexican government and the Catholic Church in 1917 and later We watched it last night and were touched deeply. It is a good movie for those who have strong faith in God. A must see for all Christians and others too.

  • December 03, 2012 rongnan1
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    Good movie, not quite great. Not sure about the historical accuracy, but when the Humanist Society pans it, you know it must be largely true. Garcia is excellent, he should get an Oscar nomination, but he won\'t. This is all about government trying to brutally impose its will upon religion, and the people revolt. Same jarrng images of Cristeros crucified on the side of the road. May have too much brutality and violence for young children. Older children can learn from this film.

  • September 30, 2012 Brenda
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    This is not the most exciting movie; it was slow and melodramatic; but the subject is very important to what our current political climate; the government\'s role in our Freedom of Religion. I was moved as to how the Cristero fought and died for the right to practice their Catholic Faith; esp. the boy who was tortured and executed for his faith.

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