The Gospel Synopsis
R&B singer returns home years after tragedy prompted him to turn his back on his father's church.
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Tamyra, Tamyra, Tamyra. I didn't recognize you at first!
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Rated PG | For thematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language
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Common Sense Media says R&B star comes home to look after ailing family.
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