For Greater Glory Synopsis
The Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country sets off the Cristero War.
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Time Out New York

Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, but let's not get carried away here.
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Part of History Silenced

By al_soto
So, I read the critics, and basically they're complaining that the movie is "too Catholic" and so it's narrow and rigid. I saw the premiere in Los Angeles, and I beg to disagree. Of course, Mexico...

The Greater Glory is better than better!

By winniemae
OMG!! This movie is Awesome. Andy Garcia has outdone himself in this movie. He is totally awesome in this role. This movie is so action packed and yet emotionally heartwarming. You will fall in love...


By rgwriter
I don't normally write movie reviews and I've never written a review on Fandango. This time, however, I was simply compelled. The very idea that critics across the country rated this film poorly...

Great Movie

By FastEddieNYU
Don't be discouraged by the critics' reviews of For Greater Glory. Most claim that the characters are not well developed, thus making the story clunky or shallow. It is true that a number of...

Critics wrong again

By amcfly
This movie is awesome. Go watch it and make up your own mind. It seems that all movies that have some type of redeeming value are doomed to be rated badly. I have seen various films now that have...

Great Movie

By rafaelvelazquez
Great Movie depicting a time in Mexico when Catholic religion was banned and criminalized. I actually was born in one of the Towns that is depicted in the movie. A must see!...

For Greater Glory

By patty0112
Baffled by the critics poor rating. An absolute must see for all Catholics, Christians, and, for that matter, all freedom loving people. Perhaps that is precisely the problem. The acting was superb...


By neil.feuer43
Before seeing this MASTERPIECE, I read the critics reviews. they destroyed every aspect of this POWERFUL AND MUST SEE MOVIE. AS USUAL, THE BIASED MEDIA IS COMPLETELY, YES, COMPLETELY OFF TRACK. ...

Go and enjoy and epic movie

By c21vargas
The movie was inspirational and epic.. the Critics compalin that its to Catholic,.. funny how they didn't say Shindlers List was to Jewish. Andy Garcia was superb in his role.. I have not seen him in...


By mommendonca
In this age it is difficult, if not impossible to find movies that inspire us to keep the faith. For Greater Glory is one movie that will do just that....

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Rated R | For Some Disturbing Images and War Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Epic tale about religious freedom gets very bloody.
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