The film feels like a sequel to 17 Miracles and in terms of its cinematic quality is at about the same level. I don't think the film was awful but I don't think it was very good storytelling. In its effort to provide a chronicle of Ephram Hanks' life it failed to develop any of its characters to an appreciable extent, other than the title character. Make no mistake about it, Ephraim Hanks was a remarkable man who accomplished some wonderful things in his life. There are some fantastic stories about his life that are worth telling but I don't think you have to try to cram so many of them into one 2 hour movie. In short, the film will appeal to LDS moviegoers seeking to reaffirm their faith but will largely be disappointing to folks not of the faith looking for something more.