80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Rousing, affirmative entertainment.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Like an Astaire and Rogers musical, this is a movie you don't go to for the dialogue.
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63

New York Post

The gospel according to The Gospel is this: There's a party at God's house, and you're invited.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Is this the modern version of "Going My Way," with those squabbling, heart-warming Irish Catholic priests mixing up pop songs and hymns? Well, in a way it almost is, though its mood is far different and it's set in a far different world that moves to a different tempo and has graver and more troubling social crises.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
Writer-director Rob Hardy opts for family-friendly drama but tones down the conflicts so much that none of the story lines can rival the music.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though unpolished and formulaic, this tribute to the power of faith and music benefits from the contributions of musicians Tamyra Gray, a first-generation American Idol contestant who plays D.T.'s wholesome love interest; Grammy winner Kirk Franklin, who contributed six songs — three original — to the rousing soundtrack; and faith-based singers Yolanda Adams, Martha Munizzi, Fred Hammond (who also executive produced) and Delores Winans.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
You may not subscribe to the film's evangelical message, but you'll be floored by the extraordinary musical scenes, which lead up to a showstopper featuring gospel superstars like Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A heartfelt but muddled melodrama.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Though the concept serves as a soul-stirring showcase for contemporary inspirational performers, the writing and direction (both attributed to Rob Hardy) commit a multitude of sins.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Tamyra, Tamyra, Tamyra. I didn't recognize you at first!
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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