• For Greater Glory (2012)

For Greater Glory

Release Date: June 1st, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2012

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, Rubén Blades

Director: Dean Wright

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Dos Corazones Films, NewLand Films

Distributors: ARC Entertainment

Keywords: Wife, Sacrifice, Rivalry, Soldier, Inspiring, Touching, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    There's enough froth along the way to keep the memory of Will Ferrell's recent "Casa Di Me Padre" close at hand. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    In its use of locations and sets, it's an impressive achievement by director Dean Wright, whose credits include some of the effects on the "Lord of the Rings" films. If it had not hewed so singlemindedly to the Catholic view and included all religions under the banner of religious liberty, I believe it would have been more effective. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe 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

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