Breakthrough

critic Reviews

, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Like its lead character, Breakthrough is fiercely focused on faith -- but its less subtle elements are balanced by strong performances and an uplifting story.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is a lot better crafted, acted, and has a better cast than a lot of these kinds of films ordinarily do.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    There is literally one moment in which it raises an interesting theological problem, then goes right back to what it was doing before...a movie designed to preach to the choir.
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    Mike McCahillGuardian
    Here is another illustration of how the faith-based drama has pushed into cinemas material indistinguishable from vast swathes of the afternoon TV schedule.
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    Linda MarricHeyUGuys
    A bold tale of faith is lifted by some decent performances, however the inert narrative breaks the spell.
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    Nigel AndrewsFinancial Times
    As the film's saccharine sanctimoniousness swells, the intendedly God-awesome turns to the increasingly God-awful.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    Another glib and unconvincing faith-based movie that pushes miracles, spirituality and divine intervention, hoping for box-office gold. A terrific cast is the only thing that saves it from last rites.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    Breakthrough is also that rare faith-based film that gives some respect to the medical community.
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    Bill NewcottMovies For The Rest Of Us
    A poignant picture of a family driven by faith, but not immune to the pain of crises.
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    Grethe KempCity Press (South Africa)
    Sure, it gets a little bit melodramatic here and there, but what's a good family drama without a little cheese?
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    Brigid PreseckyFF2 Media
    Although some of the film's moment are reminiscent of a Hallmark movie...its good intentions balance out the cringe-worthy.
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