The Case for Christ
The Case for Christ (2017)

A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the ChicagoTribune. But things weren't going nearly… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 7, 2017
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vadim Rizov
AV Club

The Case For Christ is pretty slow going, tedious rather than offensive.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

A film that is decent, sincere and surprisingly watchable.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Based on Lee Strobel's best-selling book, this religious-themed drama earns points for proselytizing in more narratively compelling form than usual.

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Simran Hans
Observer (UK)

It's clearly intended as a teaching text, though its evidence-based defence of faith ... is a straw-man argument unlikely to have nonbelievers queuing up to be baptised.

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

This is profoundly silly Christian recruitment propaganda masquerading as newsroom drama.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

Give credit to the filmmakers for making a faith-affirming picture that aims to be more thoughtful than maudlin. But what they've ended up with is a fairly rote Christian redemption narrative - albeit with more charts and graphs.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Director Jon Gunn's sincere, but uninspired adaptation of Lee Strobel's best-selling memoir primarily preaches to the converted.

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Linda Marric
HeyUGuys

On the whole, the film does exactly what is expected from it, but fails to ultimately convince and is eventually let down by a poorly executed screenplay and an almost ludicrous storyline.

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