• Overcomer (2019)

Overcomer

Release Date: August 23rd, 2019

PG |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn't even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new friend, John starts to train Hannah for the biggest race of her young life.

Cast: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, Aryn Wright-Thompson, Denise Armstrong

Director: Alex Kendrick

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Affirm Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Emotional, Rise, Friend, Pursuit, 2010s, Quest, Fall, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    RogerEbert.com

    There's about half a movie in Overcomer. The other half or so is a pretty half-hearted sermon. Neither half is particularly worthwhile, and the whole is cheap, cheesy, and, to put it charitably, churchy. show more

  • 25
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    There’s just nothing here. Even as comfort food for true believers, Overcomer cannot overcome its myriad shortcomings. show more

  • 10
    Carlos AguilarTheWrap

    What’s never visible, through the monologues and hackneyed one-on-one chats, is a desire to use lighting beyond flat luminosity. Visual delivery matches the insipidness of the material. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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