63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In its use of locations and sets, it's an impressive achievement by director Dean Wright, whose credits include some of the effects on the "Lord of the Rings" films. If it had not hewed so singlemindedly to the Catholic view and included all religions under the banner of religious liberty, I believe it would have been more effective.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The actor (Garcia), whose banked anger has been a secret weapon since "The Untouchables" 25 years ago, paints a fascinating portrait of a man moved by fate.
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50

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
There's enough froth along the way to keep the memory of Will Ferrell's recent "Casa Di Me Padre" close at hand.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The sort of lumbering epic drama that went out of fashion by the late 1960s, For Greater Glory is mainly notable for shedding light on a little-known historical conflict, namely the Cristero War that took place in 1920s Mexico.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
The result is a pious mess of a movie that falls short both as history and as storytelling.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Some bad movies can make you feel awful for the people who made them and worse for the audience that shows up. The actors, the script, the camera: There's nowhere good they can go. For Greater Glory is that kind of bad movie: a total embarrassment.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving For Greater Glory clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate. The Cristeros triumphed not because of their faith, but because the United States exerted diplomatic pressure to protect its oil interests in Mexico.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If For Greater Glory were a person, it would be wearing two different socks. It is a scattered mess, as earnest as a folk song, but like a folk song that goes on for two hours and 23 minutes. Not only does it never justify its epic length, it gets even the small things wrong.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The film is awash in blandly brown-toned cinematography, action scenes more violent than rousing, and a whole host of bathetic subplots.
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20

Time Out New York

Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, but let's not get carried away here.
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35 out of 100
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