Reviews: Risen (2016)

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  • Kevin Carr @ Fat Guys at the Movies
    • Excerpt: Why I’m not getting behind this movie for religious reasons, I do respect the preaching it does to the choir (which is what it intends to do). More so, I respect the movie for giving us a well-made production with solid performances and an interesting perspective.
  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: Whether we’re followers of Old Testaments or New, we should all believe deep down that the worst possible thing a movie can be is a preaching to the choir. Yet, Risen is only a few hallelujahs short from being another wasted morning at Sunday School.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: Risen simply tends to its flock, ignoring outside views through yet another, by-the-books biblical rehash.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [T]he movie’s argument could have had a more meaningful, less obvious impact if it had left room for at least some doubt — without needing to go so far as, say, finding the body.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Respectfully spiritual and restrained, it’s timed for a faith-based audience during the Lenten season that culminates with Easter Sunday…
  • Courtney Howard @ Sassy Mama In LA
    • Excerpt: Part Biblical epic, part police procedural, the film is an inspired, refreshing spin on the well-known tale.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: Risen might be far from the worst movie of faith I’ve ever seen, but it’s equally far from the greatest. Its laziness is palpable and its corner cutting transparent.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: While hardly a masterpiece, the oblique approach to the Gospel story makes it a more engaging retelling than straight-on sermons to the choir like ;Son of God.’