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Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2016
I just finished watching this film, and it is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever seen depicted. I am Muslim, and I did not find this film 'exclusive' in the least. It is an honest re-telling of an experience that happened within a Christian community (hence a Christian perspective) but if anything, I felt this story focused more on a town that took the time to remember and thank God for his numerous blessings, sought his protection, and loved their family and neighbors, which is highly relatable, no matter what your faith background. I thought it was amazing that so many people in that town, on that day, in such a crisis, took the time to offer sincere prayers for family, friend, and stranger alike - often times in our lives, we forget that sincere connection with God in our daily lives and only remember Him when we are in crisis, but these families welcomed God into their lives every day- I have no doubt that Divine intervention took place that day. I also found the dad's struggle with his faith very well-depicted. Nathan Stephens' performance was nuanced yet clearly communicated the doubts with which he was struggling. Everyone in this film was excellent in their roles, and I absolutely loved the little dark-haired girl's 'corrections' - had me laughing out loud :) An engrossing and captivating story very well-told. I highly recommend it.
Watched this movie to see if it would be appropriate for my school-age granddaughter. The beginning was a little choppy, and it was apparent early on that it had a religious theme, which is not the kind of film I am usually drawn to. Were it not based on a true event, I would have found the "set-up" pretty far-fetched. That being said, the remainder of the story was unexpectedly great, and I found myself telling other folks to rent this one. The acting was good by both the adult and child actors. And yes, I think a grade-school child could watch and be encouraged rather than frightened.
I had read about the odd things that happened at this event that seemed to work toward keeping everyone held hostage alive despite tall odds against it. This film was sensitively put together, even if it did stress that the families in the area were very spiritually connected through their use of prayer. Good family film, especially toward the end when the children who were held hostage decide to tell their parents what they saw during their experience.
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2016
I really enjoy real life stories. I didn't know about this story until I found this film. The story grabs your attention, but the things that come ut after the bomb goes off make this a very interesting story. At the end they show present day photos of the "kids" with there own children. Gave me chill s to think not only did all the kids survive but another whole generation is alive today. I was so taken with the story I looked up more information on the internet. It really happened as reported. Amazing True story
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2019
A madman hijacks an elementary school threatening to kill everyone unless he gets hundreds of millions of dollars. When bomb accidentally goes off, it should have killed every child and teacher in the school. Instead, the only 2 people who were injured/killed were the 2 criminals. Days later, students started describing their own separate experiences: Several saw lights/angels surrounding, shielding them. There were also 3 separate stories of children reporting the presence of deceased ancestors [grandmother, aunt, great grandmother] comforting/protecting them.
It's a touching story of an elementary school that was terrorized by a former town marshal who was intent on leaving his mark. The movie describes a spiritual side as some of the children saw angels in white that rescued them when the explosion took place. It teaches us that there is a Higher Power we can all turn to during difficult times.
If anyone remembers this event and how AMAZING it was that that these children survived along with the staff.. It was overwhelming
Regardless of the MSM and the political agenda to disjoint the people of this United States and the WORLD.. GOD is GOOD.. ALL THE TIME!
This was amazing when it happened... and even more a testimony of how great God really is.. and how UNITY of spirit and love can work for those who CHOOSE IT! We need more of this!!! We need more of THIS more than the garbage the MSM is spreading now.
We need more of THIS than all the promo the little factions of "DISUNITY" ..
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
My wife and I just watched this beautiful movie last night and we were emotionilly blown away on how awesome this story was. Yes, we are a Catholic family and believe in God and this movie truly fortified our beliefs that the Angels around us are more family then not. I'm not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes when hearing the actual children (now adults) late explain this miracle that faithful day. The movie was so well done. You cannot come away from this story not feeling anything.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2016
This movie is a must see for all, The story is based on a school that has been taken hostage by two people with a bomb in a single classroom with all teachers and pupils. This is a show that you'll have to see to believe plus making us wonder. Cast and storyline get a rating of A grade plus from me. If I tell you anything about it you will not believe, so I can say based on a true story it's a worth while sneek into and see what you think. I loved the movie very entertaining and moving. So collect the munchies sit down relax to a very different show so you too can judge for yourself. Enjoy!
4.0 out of 5 starsA true story with an interesting questions.
Reviewed in Canada on January 6, 2016
An interesting dramatization of a true event. As usual there are some aspects of the film that take certain licenses with the declared facts of this case/investigation; http://www.nytimes.com/1986/05/17/us/couple-take-over-school-but-die-after-bomb-blast.html likely because of the religious background of the studio & producers but no the less thought provoking. Do angels intervene to prevent tragic events?