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January 01, 2013
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
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
September 30, 2012
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.
September 17, 2012
It's a GREAT movie! Trust us on this. Watch it, and think about it in regards to the religious freedom issue in this country.
September 14, 2012
I was disappointed because this could have been a really good movie. A little too melodramtic in parts for my taste. There was no English captioning available, and the accents were so thick as to cause me to miss a good portion of the dialogue; made the storyline hard to follow.
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The film is awash in blandly brown-toned cinematography, action scenes more violent than rousing, and a whole host of bathetic subplots. Full Review
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
New York Post
The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving For Greater Glory clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate. The Cristeros triumphed not because of their faith, but because the United States exerted diplomatic pressure to protect its oil interests in Mexico. Full Review
There's enough froth along the way to keep the memory of Will Ferrell's recent "Casa Di Me Padre" close at hand. Full Review