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Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36

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  1. Jun 22, 2012
    I largely agree with the tomatometer's general consensus for this film. It could have been so much more with better editing, intimate and sweeping cinematography, an expanded and more detailed story exposition and well rounded and layered character development. More of an intricate and emotional score, wouldn't have to be a long score and definitely not a bombastic one mind you (a more subtle one could be more powerful on emotions), would have helped as well. Having said that, I still appreciated this movie's themes and some parts of the movie itself, namely the climax and Louie Leonardo's acting and especially his acting potential. Although the climax is not perfect (actually rushed in execution), it is still a quite a powerful one. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. 50
    Spear has all the earmarks of a middling Indiewood product, from its competent second-tier cast (including "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" hunklet Chad Allen in a dual role as a slain missionary and his grown son) to its earnest plotting and leaden pacing.
  2. 58
    In spite of End Of The Spear's fundamental conservatism, the missionaries' disastrous initial encounter with the Waodani ultimately teaches the progressive message that when it comes to winning the hearts and minds of foreign cultures, Bibles and superior technology are no substitute for a thorough understanding of their language and culture.
  3. Atrociously scripted and edited.