For Greater Glory
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What would you pay for the price of freedom? In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as the fims adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War the daring peoples revolt that rocked 20th Century North America. -- (C) Arc

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As generic as the title, this historical drama spares no cliche in depicting Mexico's Cristero War of the late 1920."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"This historical drama about the little-known Cristero War in 1920s Mexico is more educational than involving."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"For Greater Glory takes what should have been an involving, even shocking hidden part of history and turns it into a needless epic"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"It's the kind of now-obscure subject matter that could be fascinating if done well, but here just feels like an obligation. And yeah there's going to be a test, so good luck at not falling asleep in class."
‑ Dave White,
"Curiously, rookie director Dean Wright can't seem to make a struggle for one of the most basic rights all that interesting."
‑ Dan Lybarger, KC Active
"It's the stuff of real life, and of high drama, but Dean Wright's directorial debut translates little of that latter quality to the screen."
‑ William Goss,
"Despite enough good intentions to pave a four-lane highway, the ardently sincere but dramatically unfocused For Greater Glory plays like a multipart miniseries that has been hacked down to feature length."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
""For Greater Glory" takes its cues from a bygone era of Technicolor Golden Age epics and delivers a sprawling political drama steeped in old-fashioned Hollywood romanticism."
‑ Justin Craig,
"The story deserves a better movie than it gets here ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The film's length and muddled message will likely keep it from reaching much of an audience, even within the presumed Latino faith-based target."
‑ Mark Olsen, Boxoffice Magazine
""For Greater Glory" is at times so heavy-handed that the movie itself seems at war. Unfortunately, the enemy is not just a repressive administration, but the audience."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving "For Greater Glory" clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The compelling archival footage, which literally made me gasp aloud, and the incredible, disturbing photos are amazing. Unfortunately, you'll see them only during the end credits of 'For Greater Glory.'"
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"An interesting historical drama that only mildly entertains"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Solemn and fervent,delivering an educational history lesson that defeats itself because of its R-rating."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
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