• God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

God's Not Dead 2

Release Date: April 1st, 2016

DVD Release Date: August 16th, 2016

PG |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

High school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under fire for answering a student's (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate. Forced to stand trial to save her career, Grace hires young lawyer Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe) to defend her in court. Endler devises a powerful strategy to show the jury the historical significance of Wesley's classroom discussion.

Cast: Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Ernie Hudson, Hayley Orrantia, Robin Givens, Fred Dalton Thompson, Maria Canals

Director: Harold Cronk

Genres: Drama

Production Co: GNO Media Group, Pure Flix Entertainment, Mutiny FX, 10 West Studios, Believe Entertainment

Distributors: Pure Flix Entertainment

Keywords: Inspiring, Underdog, House, Emotional, Intense, 2010s, Office, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Dave WhiteTheWrap

    Its pulls back from the original film’s cruelty and comeuppances for non-believers, yet its non-Christian characters are still parodies of human evil: greedy, bitter, violent, and out to prove that “God is dead.” show more

  • 38
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    There are serious movies about the Christian faith, about the persecution of the faithful, and about the intolerance that goes both ways. God's Not Dead 2 is not one of them. show more

  • 63
    Bill ZweckerChicago Sun-Times

    While the actors do a yeoman’s job in presenting their characters with aplomb (especially Jesse Metcalfe, as Wesley’s lawyer), the entire film simply comes off as a two-hour, jazzed-up movie version of a sermon. show more

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