Leap of Faith
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Steve Martin has one of his best roles in Leap Of Faith as Jonas Nightengale, a high-tech faith healer and revival preacher who takes pride in the money he squeezes out of people, convincing himself that he can't deliver hope, but "I give my people a good show." As the film begins, Nightengale's truck caravan breaks down and his troupe finds itself stranded in the backwater town of Rustwater, Kansas. Nightengale figures that as long as he's there, he might as well set up the rubes and put on a performance. With the aid of his assistant Jane (Debra Winger) (who talks to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Martin gives a multi-layered performance"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"I actually walked out of this one...bad!"
‑ Paul Salfen, Supercala.com
"Comic Steve Martin gives an underappreciated dramatic performance as a phony preacher man. Among his best work."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"An underrated drama, highlighted by Martin's flamboyant performance."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Miracles cannot be summoned by command, they happen spontaneously by grace, and often to those who least expect them."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"I believe - that this movie is pretty funny."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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