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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Handsome and sincere but slightly awkward in its combination of entertainment and evangelical boosterism. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is inspirational in characterizing how people from such diverse cultures share the same human and spiritual needs. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Earnest, fact-based drama is marred only by the fact that it wants desperately to save your soul. show more

  • 63
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Captures a breathtaking exotic landscape cluttered only by the smugness of its characters. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Easier to sit through than the typical, earnest Christian movie. show more

  • 38
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The film is supposed to be about tolerance, but the only acceptance comes in terms of how the islanders accept the Mormon teachings. Somehow, that doesn't quite feel divine. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The film looks great and makes sophisticated use of digital effects. show more

  • 50
    Entertainment Weekly

    Slick, fact-based, missionary-themed drama. show more

  • 60
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    A tad preachy and more than a little bit sanctimonious. show more

  • 50
    Scott Foundas Variety

    Rousing, family-friendly item has a big, epic look and state-of-the-art visual effects, which help to make pic -- a high-profile example of the mainstreaming of Christian entertainment. show more

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