The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)

Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star is forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 2017
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

A portrayal we haven't often seen before, and marks a new direction for films targeted at that audience. It may even draw a new believer or two, but there's still a long way to go to totally nail the faith-based comedy genre.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Like so many movies designed for believers first and ordinary sinners second, if at all, Gavin Stone has trouble approximating the sensibility of actual entertainment and is particularly deadly as a comedy.

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Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com

Funny, Poignant, Well Told Story

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone should satisfy its target heartland audience.

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Jackie K. Cooper
Huffington Post

Brett Dalton is the reason to see the film. He manages to combine brashness, cockiness and charm in a winning performance.

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Peter T. Chattaway
Patheos

It's mildly amusing at times and its dramatization of the Jesus story includes a few moments that fans of the Jesus-movie genre might want to reference down the road.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

The end result merits a paraphrase of the memorable appraisal by Miss Jean Brodie: For those who like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they probably will like.

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Nell Minow
Beliefnet

The sweet story has no surprises, but the humor and the very capable and appealing cast make it fun to watch, and make it touching as well.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Forbes

For the faithful, the reasonably breezy fish-out-of-water elements should sufficiently liven up the standard tropes...But in the end, BH Tilt is right: this is a targeted project, and isn't really for anybody else.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
What to completely expect from a Christian film is absent in Resurrection of Gavin Stone. Unfortunately, don't take this as a sin or anything, Christian… More