End of the Spear

Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18

Critic Reviews

  1. A childish and visually repetitive movie, ham-fisted, proselytizing and overtly simplified.
  2. 38
    This ersatz jungle adventure is really a thinly disguised Sunday School lesson in faith, charity and the savagery of life without Christ.
  3. 38
    A sincere but underwhelming dramatization of one of the biggest news stories of 1956.
  4. In documentary footage played over the closing credits, the real warrior is introduced to American fast food and returns to his people too fat and sluggish to spear himself a snack, let alone a missionary.
  5. Atrociously scripted and edited.
  6. A Christian-themed film about redemption with almost no redeeming qualities as entertainment.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. JacobK.
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    I wached this movie without knowing what to expect... It appears that the majority of people and orginizations rated this movie with extreme I wached this movie without knowing what to expect... It appears that the majority of people and orginizations rated this movie with extreme bias. They gave no mention of the acting, sound track, and scenery in this movie (Even with a poor storyline it should rate at least a 6 by itself!!!!). The movie was incredibly gripping, character development was astonishing, and itis based on a true story. If anyone rated this movie less than a 7, it is because they are bias because of the Christain nature of the film. Both sides, anti-Christian and Christian, have this bias problem. Read the posts, its either too politically correct or too religious. Anyhow, from a true critic, The most gripping and moving movie I have seen!!! Its too bad it likely won't win any awards. Full Review »
  2. KarenA
    Mar 5, 2006
    9
    As a young adult, I had heard of this story that took place in 1956, where five missionaries were killed trying to save a brutal tribe of As a young adult, I had heard of this story that took place in 1956, where five missionaries were killed trying to save a brutal tribe of people. (One of the wives has a radio program in our area.) I had no idea concerning the details surrounding it. I was fascinated viewing this movie. Watching it and knowing it was a true story showed the ultimate in forgiveness. I greatly appreciated being able to see what one of these five families experienced. It was awesome to see how good can come out of such evil. Full Review »
  3. ChrisC.
    Jan 31, 2006
    9
    Why are so few critics reviewing this movie? Because it's "Christian"? Yet they'll go and see Deuce Bigalo: American Gigolo. amazing.