Blaze reader Michael from St. Louis, Missouri wrote to add his take on the historic epic, "For Greater Glory":
Saw "For Greater Glory" this weekend and I agree with your review and that of your reader's. It is a magnificent film that deserves to be promoted at every turn. Very limited showings in St. Louis, MO, but the theater was full. I too cried. Thanks for the recommendation.
Additionally, Hot Air's Ed Morrissey wrote up his own comprehensive review after seeing the film over the weekend:
Like most good historical films, For Greater Glorychallenges the audience to consider the meaning of history and the conflicts involved rather than just give a rote retelling. The scenes between [Andy] Garcia and [Santiago] Cabrera are especially good, as they touch on the very nature of faith and the conflict between faith and the fallen world. What does it mean to serve God? Can great good eventually come out of great evil, and if so, why? How does one serve God in evil times, or even in merely contentious times? Is religion a pastime for Sundays, or a way of life for every moment of our lives? The film doesn’t provide the answers as much as it shows the main characters struggling with the questions, and actors such as Garcia, Cabrera, Kuri, and Verastegui provide vibrant performances to spark contemplation of these questions among the viewers. That alone makes it worthwhile for me, but it’s a gripping film regardless.
I’d highly recommend seeing this in the theater — now, before it gets pushed off screens for more summer blockbusters.
Click here to read Ed's full review