• The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

Release Date: January 20th, 2017

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Former child star Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) must perform 200 hours of community service after trashing a hotel in his Illinois hometown. Temptation strikes when Stone learns that the church he's assigned to clean is staging a lavish religious production. After landing the lead role of Jesus Christ, Gavin finds himself drawn to the show's director (Anjelah Johnson-Reyes), a young woman who also happens to be the daughter of the affable pastor (D.B. Sweeney).

Cast: Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn, D.B. Sweeney, Shawn Michaels, Patrick Gagnon, Tim Frank, Tara Rios

Director: Dallas Jenkins

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Vertical Church Films

Distributors: High Top Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Katie WalshThe Seattle Times

    What makes The Resurrection of Gavin Stone singular is its fresh and thoroughly modern approach to evangelical Christianity. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Dallas Jenkins’ dramedy about a washed-up actor who learns the error of his ways through being exposed to religion doesn’t have an original cinematic bone in its body. But it’s also refreshingly genial and lacking in preachiness for a faith-based film, demonstrating that a lighter touch doesn’t necessary dilute the obvious messaging. show more

  • 30
    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle

    The Resurrection of Gavin Stone isn’t as exploitive as some recent Christian-based films – for that, check out 2014’s truly offensive "Heaven Is for Real" – and while it’s got its charms, it’s far from likely to bring in any new converts. show more

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