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Critic Reviews of "Facing The Giants"
VarietyOctober 02, 2006
By preaching to the converted so heavy-handedly, the filmmakers fumble an opportunity to reach beyond their target demo of devout churchgoers.
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 30, 2006
Facing the Giants feels like an overly earnest church sketch of the type many evangelical congregations use as a teaching tool on Sunday between the worship music and pastor's message.
Seattle TimesSeptember 29, 2006
Those looking for an evening's diversion will find it an amateur exercise that has the feel of a film-school project.
Orlando SentinelSeptember 29, 2006
The wholesomeness of the message and the movie's cast make it feel 1950s retro.
Denver Rocky Mountain NewsSeptember 29, 2006
I'm not about to argue with the message, but the delivery system sinks below the level of after-school special, and the acting matches.
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 28, 2006
The religious proselytizing in this football movie is about as subtle as a blindside hit by a 300-pound defensive end.
Common Sense MediaDecember 18, 2010
Faith-based pigskin tale.
Movie MetropolisSeptember 26, 2009
Kendrick needs to learn that didacticism isn't a film aesthetic.
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulAugust 27, 2009
The separation of church and cinema amounts to a long yard at most in this high school football sermon from Georgia-based Baptist pastor Alex Kendrick.
EDGE BostonJanuary 30, 2007
Earnest but amateurish.
Deseret News, Salt Lake CityDecember 15, 2006
In a season in which Invincible and Gridiron Gang already have laid claim to the title of inspirational football movie, this looks like an also-ran.
Austin ChronicleNovember 25, 2006
Its feel-good storyline, shopworn message, and bottomless sermonizing would have played better in Sunday school than on the big screen, which is -- let's face it -- Babylon's turf.
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