For Greater Glory

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

A big Latin cast (Andy Gar­cia, Eva Lon­go­ria, Os­car Isaac) show up for this his­tor­i­cal epic chron­i­cling the lit­tle-known Cris­tero War, a pop­u­lar rev­o­lu­tion against Catholic per­se­cu­tion in 1920s Mex­ico. They say: Crit­i­cal con­sen­sus says di­rec­tor Dean Wright’s de­but film fails by stuff­ing its script with su­per­fi­cial his­tor­i­cal in­ci­dent in­stead of com­pelling char­ac­ters and drama. (Re­port, Page 12.) Wesay: In­ter­est­ing sub­ject mat­ter per­haps bet­ter com­mu­ni­cated in doc­u­men­tary or TV mini-se­ries (which this film some­times sadly re­sem­bles). Run­ning time 143 min­utes. Cine­max Kingscliff.

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