• I Am Michael (2017)

I Am Michael

Release Date: January 27th, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Based on the fascinating, true-life story of Michael Glatze (James Franco), a gay activist who becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor.

Cast: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Charlie Carver, Avan Jogia, Daryl Hannah, Lesley Ann Warren, Jefferson Mays

Director: Justin Kelly

Genres: Drama


Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    Franco’s fantastic here. He gives a fieriness to Michael as a gay advocate, then seamlessly slides into borderline madness as he starts accepting that the “voice” he hears is God’s. Michael’s confusion is palpable and intense. show more

  • 60
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    Kelly’s film is a competent feature debut – elegantly filmed and paced to keep viewers with Franco on an improbable ride. Yet the script views Glatze from a distance, never really entering his head to penetrate beyond the character’s own apologia for a bizarre life change. show more

  • 60
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    Thankfully, the screenplay doesn’t portray the story in simple terms of good or evil, but that doesn’t mean that there’s quite enough nuance or insight to constantly elevate the material above the level of a well-made-but-TV-ready biopic. show more

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