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  • Summary: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, andA young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction. (Screen Gems) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Rousing, affirmative entertainment.
  2. 75
    Like an Astaire and Rogers musical, this is a movie you don't go to for the dialogue.
  3. Is this the modern version of "Going My Way," with those squabbling, heart-warming Irish Catholic priests mixing up pop songs and hymns? Well, in a way it almost is, though its mood is far different and it's set in a far different world that moves to a different tempo and has graver and more troubling social crises.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    A creaky melodrama that wants to be a musical.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    A heartfelt but muddled melodrama.
  6. Though the concept serves as a soul-stirring showcase for contemporary inspirational performers, the writing and direction (both attributed to Rob Hardy) commit a multitude of sins.
  7. 30
    Unsurprisingly, the unimaginatively filmed but high-intensity gospel performances prove a highlight, radiating an energy and urgency that the film's stilted dialogue, awkward romance, and clunky plotting can only aspire to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. BrianM.
    Oct 15, 2005
    10
    Any flim that includes God in it, is a 10 in my book.
  2. maryf.
    Nov 1, 2005
    10
    Excellent!! I cried at the end of the movie. I couldn't help myself.
  3. Sepialove
    Jan 18, 2006
    9
    This movie may not have the cinenamatic appeal or the production values of a big budgetg movie, but I ABSOLUTELY enjoyed this movie. There This movie may not have the cinenamatic appeal or the production values of a big budgetg movie, but I ABSOLUTELY enjoyed this movie. There was enough passion, intrique and redemption for ALL viewers. Expand
  4. March
    Jan 1, 2006
    8
    Great film for believers. Finally a movie that does not make church folks either hypocites or absolutly holy. I cried and I never cry at movies!
  5. MichaelD.
    Oct 10, 2005
    3
    This is not a good movie. This is a great soundtrack. Only worth it if you're really into the gospel music. Otherwise, don't waste This is not a good movie. This is a great soundtrack. Only worth it if you're really into the gospel music. Otherwise, don't waste your time, as there is no cinematic value here. Expand
  6. RachelS.
    Oct 15, 2005
    1
    This was the worst movie, i love God and love Gospel i really wanted to support it but now I'm mad i did.This film you can tell was a This was the worst movie, i love God and love Gospel i really wanted to support it but now I'm mad i did.This film you can tell was a low budget film and terrible actors. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Expand

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