Overcomer

Release Date: August 23rd, 2019

PG |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Life changes overnight for Coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

Cast: Alex Kendrick , Cameron Arnett , Shari Rigby , Priscilla Shirer , Aryn Wright-Thompson

Director: Alex Kendrick

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kendrick Bros,Affirm Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

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