Courageous Synopsis
Four police officers wrestle with issues of faith and fatherhood after a tragedy hits close to home.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Courageous reveals the duo's growing expertise as filmmakers with its skillful blending of moving drama, subtle comedy and several...
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By Joe Leydon
Moviegoers devoted to faith-based fare will flock to megaplexes for Courageous, easily the most polished production so far from brothers...
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Even the logos for the companies involved in its making (Sherwood Films and Affirm Films) and distribution (TriStar Pictures) scream that...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
For all Kendrick's stolidity, he delivers a couple of wrenchingly tender scenes.
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The New York Times

For now, though, Mr. Kendrick will have to settle for being a good enough filmmaker, content to preach to the choir.
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Entertainment Weekly

How you like Courageous - an overtly Christian-targeted production about four police officers learning lessons about God and family - will...
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Courageous, proves a particularly clunky, tunnel-visioned vehicle whose overbearing, overlong script nearly smothers the movie's...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The message delivered isn't subtle, with Kendrick delivering toss-away lines that suggest he doesn't even tolerate "the option" of divorce....
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The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Courageous literally preaches to the converted, delivering ham-fisted messages of responsibility to the most receptive audience possible.
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Borderline creepy, Courageous endlessly expounds on the importance of God in men's lives but fails to answer the more pressing question of...
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Must see for every real man

By huskier
Absolutely loved it. Realistic, i.e. lacking hollywood-style 30 car blow ups and stupid special effects. Simply realistic. Has humor, actually very good humor, not even close to modern toilet style...

We need more movies like Courageous!

By daffycuza3
This movie was such a joy! It proves that a movie with a Christian message can not only provide a solid message, but it can be entertaining as well. THIS is why we go to the movies! We highly...


By Twinkletoes87
The movie was amazing. I absolutely loved it. I laughed. I cried. It touched me deeply. Id recommend everyone watching it....


By alboo
I all fathers need to see this movie. It will help them become the father they need to be for their families. It touch me....

This is a awesome movie with a great message and every family needs to see it together

By funnyfarm1260
I know the creators of Fireproof did this movie and I loved that movie but Courageous really hits home with all families especially Christian families.It is a must see movies for all families to see...

Great movie for the whole family

By tmcclary
Our Church took 29 people, not just people from our congregation but some who were struggling in their family life and they were the ones that were the most vocal on how the movie hit them, they want...

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By maxwell_1960
Great family movie. Need more like it....


By bdblue
LOVED IT! We laughed, cried (the good kind of crying) , and cried some more. In the end, my husband and I went home CHANGED. Please go see...especially if you're a father!...


By suzisunshine
Another great movie by the Kendrick brothers. I laughed my head off and cried my heart out. We brought 23 of our friends with us. The guys and the girls all loved the movie. My husband stated...

A MUST GO!!!!!

By movielover143
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AMAZING MOVIE!!! It will make you laugh ...cry and feel inspired!! A wonderful Christian faith based movie with a positive family message...we SO NEED more movies like...

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Rated PG-13 | For some violence and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Despite violence, Christian fatherhood drama is uplifting.
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