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  • Summary: There is no one who could say no to college senior Sam (Alex Russell). But when a surprise tuition bill leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, Sam is forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guysThere is no one who could say no to college senior Sam (Alex Russell). But when a surprise tuition bill leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, Sam is forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message. But when sweet tour manager Callie, the object of Sam’s affections, discovers their ruse, it’s Sam’s moment, alone in the spotlight, to decide what he really believes. [Gravitas Ventures] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 25, 2014
    80
    The film’s congeniality, however, in no way dulls its humor or the sharpness of its observations.
  2. 50
    If it’s not convincing as either a find-one’s-faith parable or clever spoof of pop Christianity, at least it’s relevant.
  3. Reviewed by: Danny King
    Sep 23, 2014
    50
    The movie loses its zip as it becomes more dramatic.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Klimek
    Sep 24, 2014
    50
    Will Bakke’s Believe Me is a textbook lesson in how glossy cinematography and an appealing cast can compensate for an undercooked script.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 27, 2014
    50
    Neither an inspirational faith-based film nor an attack on Christian dogma, Will Bakke’s comedy/drama Believe Me plays like a religious variation of "Risky Business" minus the sex.
  6. Reviewed by: Josh Kupecki
    Sep 24, 2014
    20
    What is most egregious, and seems completely lost on the filmmakers, is that the film is the very thing it attempts to expose: a pandering cash-in on faith-based films disguising itself as an honest examination of belief. And that, true believers, is unforgivable.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 28, 2014
    9
    This is a very funny movie if you pay attention. The critics that are down-playing this movie are saying that it is lacking a deeper meaning?This is a very funny movie if you pay attention. The critics that are down-playing this movie are saying that it is lacking a deeper meaning? I enjoy movies for being entertaining also. This director's other movies have the "deeper meaning". That doesn't mean this one has to.

    I found this to be an enjoyable 1 1/2 hours and I recommend it.
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  2. Sep 27, 2014
    8
    It's a funny movie but I'm not sure who would want to watch.

    It is a harsh rebuke of showy modern Christians and the mega-church mission
    It's a funny movie but I'm not sure who would want to watch.

    It is a harsh rebuke of showy modern Christians and the mega-church mission mentality. The folk they insult are exactly the audience movie makers need to come see it. They’re responsible for almost all box office success in the realm of faith-based cinema.

    Non-Christians, who would find much to like in this “false profit-for-profit” tale, will likely avoid the film as just another “message movie.”

    I really had a good time watching. The performances are solid, the script has genuine LOLable moments and the overall message is refreshingly candid
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