For Greater Glory
For Greater Glory (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has laudable aspirations, but For Greater Glory ultimately fails to fulfill its goals due to an overstuffed script, thinly written characters, and an overly simplified dramatization of historical events.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

As generic as the title, this historical drama spares no cliche in depicting Mexico's Cristero War of the late 1920.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This historical drama about the little-known Cristero War in 1920s Mexico is more educational than involving.

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James Luxford
The National

For Greater Glory takes what should have been an involving, even shocking hidden part of history and turns it into a needless epic

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William Goss
Film.com

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.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

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.

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Justin Craig
FoxNews.com

"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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving "For Greater Glory" clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Decent movie about faith, and dedication. Good acting from Garcia, and the rest of the cast, in the first half of the movie. However, as time went on things… More
Jeffrey Meyers
For Greater Glory tackles a conflict that few know about, and one that has more than enough elements that should make for a compelling drama, as the Cristero… More
Markus Robinson
Writer Michael Love and director Dean Wright, try their hand in depicting the historically important, but often historically disregarded (not taught in high… More
Mark SaintLo
I am a Mexican, and this "Cristero's historical movie" is crap. This is their "real story": Government makes reforms against… More
Cameron Johnson
We're talking about "For Greater Glory", for glory's sake, or "Cristiada", or whatever in the world this film is called. I… More