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 a 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
DVD Release Date: May 2, 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

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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Luke Y. Thompson

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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Joe Leydon

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

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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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Redemption film has strong performance, message; weak story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Jacob Smith
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is not a bad film, it's just an OK film. The story isn't original and the writing could have taken a few more chances… More
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