God's Not Dead
Release Date: March 21, 2014
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Having lived with an atheist for a long time, I really enjoyed this movie. Atheists seem to voice the same concerns and they were portrayed correctly in the movie. It also portrays Christians as good people instead of how the general movie media likes to make fun of Christians. It is about a true story, that I remember hit the news a while back. They also brought in a lot of other story lines that kept the movie interesting and moving along. I was uncomfortable with the ending of the movie because it kind of went over the top, but all in all the movie was good. It encouraged me to be bold about what I believe. I hope many people support this movie so that we can have more movie with values like this one.April 2nd, 2014 · Details3 Thanks ·
Based on multiple real-life court battles over religious liberty in the classroom, God’s Not Dead addresses an issue of vital importance in America today: the First Amendment right to freely exercise one’s religious faith without being bullied by those in authority. For its presentation devoid of negative content and courageously discussing a fundamental American right, the Parents Television Council proudly awards God’s Not Dead with the PTC Seal of Approval®... See Full Review1 Thank ·
Fantastic movie. Actors, other than Willie Robertson, his wife and Newsboys, not well known, but did fabulous performances. Particularly liked Amy. Would like to see her in future movies!April 1st, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
There are a lot of stories in GOD’S NOT DEAD, but they work because they end up in the same place. The direction and acting are very good. The ending is terrific. GOD’S NOT DEAD is a powerful evangelistic movie. Even better, the entertainment value transcends the message. Viewers won’t be bored. They will be enlightened and inspired by GOD’S NOT DEAD... See Full ReviewMarch 20th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
awsome <3March 14th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
This is a Christian film aimed squarely at a Christian audience. When the film sticks to the Josh the Christian vs Professor Radisson the atheist storyline, it is interesting and engaging. Unfortunately, the director tried to weave in all manner of subplots, making the film a fragmented mess. Add in some cringeworthy cameos of famous Christians and some ham handed dialog, and you may find your palm on your face despite the uplifting message... See Full ReviewAugust 28th, 2014 · Details
This is a realistic view of today's secular persecution of our Christian children in college. Christians forget the professors' payment mostly comes from "We the Parents"! It is our duty to "put our money where we believe". If a school has an agenda, you have the right to make you voice heard.
It's time to put on the "Armor of God" and stop backing down from what we believe! We are the multitudes for our Lord, and should not be quiet.
As this movie shows what ONE Christian standing can do to make a huge difference. What can a multitude accomplish?
God bless you and yours!
Please God bless the United States of America!April 24th, 2014 · Details
A serious, incisive and creative effort to grapple with the existence of God is a fascinating concept for a movie.
God's Not Dead doesn't answer this calling. The film is targeted to young-adult audiences, and the protagonist is a clean-cut college freshman. Despite the campus setting, little about the story is intelligently designed... See Full Review
Movie Review Maven Grade: B-
In a Nutshell: Christians will enjoy it. Atheists will be annoyed by it, hate it, and loudly argue how offended they are by it. A question raised in the film that I’ve often asked myself is: Why isn’t it enough for atheists to simply not believe what religious people do? Why do they have to also tear down and destroy others’ faith?
Is this piece good filmmaking? No, not really. It kind of felt like a made-for-TV special. It’s a melodramatic and certainly stacks the deck in its favor, but believers will have their heart strengthened and leave the theater filling renewed and encouraged to share their faith.
Uplifting theme: God lives! I loved the challenge at the end of the movie that said “Join the movement. Text everyone you know: God’s not dead.” The audience I sat with clapped when they saw those words. In fact, the lights in the theater were raised before the movie was over, allowing viewers to do just that…text their witness. Sweet. I love seeing technology used for good.
Things I liked:
• I’ve always loved Kevin Sorbo ever since he brought the fun Hercules TV series to life in the 1990’s.
• It was nice to see Christians portrayed as logically-thinking, good people, rather than as the fanatic buffoons Hollywood usually paints them to be in the movies.
• I’m always impressed with Hollywood actors are willing to show their faith in movies like this. Dean Cain stepped up to the plate.
• I thought it was interesting to see the price some Muslims are paying to accept Christianity.
• Revered Jude didn’t just talk about his faith; he showed it when he was willing to load up a car that didn’t work and then pray that it would work. It seemed like a gimmicky miracle, but that actually happened to my son!
• On opening night, this film was completely sold out by a local church group. I would like Hollywood to take notice that the Christian community is more than eager to support positive and family-friendly movies that promote good morals. Is that asking too much?
Things I didn’t like:
• The contrived Sparticus moment felt more forced than inspiring. I did, however, think the sweet Asian student’s spontaneous leap of faith was sweet.
• After the recent Duck Dynasty controversy, I thought it was odd that Willie Robertson from that reality show was featured as a suitable spokesperson in the movie during the big, evangelical concert.
• The music during the movie was pretty sappy. The band at the end however, The Newsboys, were pretty good.
• SPOILER ALERT: I thought making that “certain character” die at the end was lame. I would have preferred to see him live his newly found faith than simply claim deathbed repentance.
• The non-Christians in the film are portrayed as monstrous villains. I know there are jerks out there, but it was too over-the-top for a film that was supposed to be presenting a logical case on even ground.
• To the wrong person, you’ll never have any worth. But to the right person, you’ll mean everything.” - Pastor Dave
• “Nonsense remains nonsense, even when talked by world-famous scientists.” - Dr. John Lennox from the book “God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway?”
• “It’s easy to dismiss what you don’t understand or what you don’t want to understand.” - Josh Wheaton
• “I’m leaving you” said Mina (Cory Oliver) to her boyfriend, Professor Radisson. He arrogantly declared “I won’t allow it.” She wisely teaches him “It’s not your choice.” I wish all girls who are treated badly by men would remember that. She put him in his place earlier when he was treating her poorly in front of dinner guests and she said “Now if you’ll excuse me…it’s time for the help to depart.” Girls, you NEVER have to be treated like garbage. I hope you know that.
• Professor Radisson asks “If God is all good and all-powerful, why does he allow evil?” The truth taught by Josh is explained in two words “Free will.”
• “How can you hate someone you say doesn’t exist?” asks Josh Wheaton to Professor Radisson when he admits he hates God for letting his beloved mother die when he was only a young boy.
• “So, where do YOU find your hope?” - The British guy in the rock band Newsboys.
• “God is good all the time. And all the time, God is good.” - Pastor Dave
• “Gnothi seauton” – Socrates (Know Thyself)
Tips for parents: Young children may be bored, as there is not a lot of action. The philosophical discussions may go over their heads, but the points made in the movie are definitely worth a family dinner conversation.April 6th, 2014 · Details
I realize that Christians feel a fervent need to save as many souls as they can in these oft-referred-to last days. I also believe they are deeply sincere in their efforts.
However, I don’t think it serves their cause, in “God’s Not Dead,” to create a bunch of over-the-top bully atheist characters beating down the saintly Christian victims in such a melodramatic fashion, as the film portrays. It may bring the house down for enthusiastic followers, but it’s an insult to a fair-minded audience that may be actually and honestly looking for answers, because they won’t find them here in this circus-like revival tent... See Full ReviewApril 4th, 2014 · Details
There might be the kernel of an intriguing documentary buried within director Harold Cronk's stacked-deck drama, given the extent of real-life academic hostility toward religion. But even faith-filled moviegoers will sense the claustrophobia of the echo chamber within which this largely unrealistic picture unfolds... See Full Review
The movies too often paint Christians with the sort of laughably broad strokes that this Harold Cronk sermon-to-the-choir picture depicts atheists. Cronk and his movie are their own worst enemies here, pandering, outraging the faithful what they want to hear and, by giving “Duck Dynasty” a prominent role, giving away how frustrated — and angry– believers can feel that they have no better spokesmodels for their points of view than a bunch of blow-dried duck-call salesmen. Christian apologists are the ones who should be insulted, here... See Full ReviewMarch 25th, 2014 · Details