The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

HD. A troubled former child star begins to find himself at a local church where he is sentenced to do community service.
Dallas Jenkins
Brett DaltonAnjelah Johnson-ReyesNeil Flynn
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Shawn MichaelsD.B. Sweeney
Michael J. LuisiFred Adams
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GuinnessFanReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Entertaining Movie
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It's a Christian story of redemption obviously. Two kinds of people will watch this movie. Christians who will almost universally enjoy the movie, and atheists who weren't quite clever enough to figure out it is a Christian movie before watching it. That group will almost universally hate it and use their opportunity to review the movie as yet another opportunity to bash religion and Christians in particular. I saw the previews months before I finally got the chance to see it. I was really looking forward to seeing it. I had very high expectations. I was not disappointed. The acting perhaps wasn't quite Hollywood blockbuster material, but from what I've seen in other Christian themed movies, the acting in this one stacked up quite well. And yes, it is somewhat predictable, but pretty much everybody knows how it's going to end before the opening credits even begin. Let's face it, if you couldn't predict the end based on the title alone, then you really weren't paying attention. SPOILER ALERT: If you ARE a saved Christian, you will probably cry a little bit at the end. Manly men: You've been warned!
32 people found this helpful
B. WeatherspoonReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is actually pretty great
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In general, I find faith-based films to be cheesy, poorly acted, poorly written and poorly executed (with a few exceptions!), and because of that, I have a hard time enjoying them, even if they do have a good message. But if you get a solid cast, excellent comedic timing and good writing where the gospel isn't watered down, then you're going to end up with a really great film - like this one! This is by far one of my favorite faith-based films to date, one I will actually buy and watch again. I laughed out loud several times and didn't cringe from any of the dialogue or acting. I think the plot was pretty predictable, but who cares, it was done well and I enjoyed it beginning to end!
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PaulaCReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable but cute
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It's a cute, if slightly predictable movie about a man who has "it all" discovering what his life was always missing. But despite the fact that you know whatcha going to happen (and for the most part you can guess how it's going to happen) the movie did feel fresh, and (as cheesy as it sounds) authentic.

This is definitely a movie made by cChristians to entertain other Christians. They get so much of church culture right. Most of the laughs in the movie come from that aspect of the story. But I'm not sure how appealing the movie would be to someone who doesn't have that background.

Still, the movie is well made. The story is well told and well acted. It did exactly what I expected it to do, and it did it well.
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Bethany PerkinsReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really, really liked it.
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Ok, I'm not usually a Christian movie genre person... they typically aren't well constructed.... but The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is legitimately fantastic. Good comedy acting. Well-directed scenes with good pacing. Well cast. Like... honestly good.
Here's the thing, most Christian genre movies don't come off like they mean to create good cinema. They have a moral they want to download into the audience, which makes them come off very contrived. And the movie part of the movie is neglected. So, it's refreshing to see one that is a movie first, so that any message they want to send doesn't come off as opportunistic or... what's the word? I keep coming back to contrived.
Annnnnd it depicts the church as it usually is, in my opinion, not as an offensive caricature or embarrassingly dorky, which is also refreshing. The news and social media do a good enough job of misrepresenting the church.
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Kelly J.Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Kind of a stinker.
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It's hard to believe, after watching every episode of The Chosen, that Dallas Jenkins had anything to do with this movie.

I like cheesy romance movies as well as decent faith based movies (especially the works of Jefferson Moore). This movie tried to combine the genres and it was just all over the place, trying to be too many things to too many people.

I'm glad it was a dud, actually, since it led the director to develop The Chosen, which is the most engaging, funny, and emotionally satisfying tv series I've ever seen. So go watch that instead.
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Stephen D PearlReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exceptionally well done, funny, heart-warming, and refreshingly self-aware about the quirks of the community of faith.
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It is incredibly refreshing to see a "Christian" movie that is written and produced with a healthy dose of self-awareness. No, this movie isn't for the non-Christian set, though it certainly wouldn't offend anyone who isn't in the house of faith. In some ways, it is telling that the lead, (Brett Dalton), is not a person of faith, yet he manages to portray a genuine, heartfelt conversion experience that brought tears to my eyes. Funny, warm, and with some great performances and dialogue "Gavin Stone" is the kind of movie we *wish* we could see more of.
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Nancy KimballReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The acting (HELLO BRETT DALTON) and story were fantastic, and it was great to see D
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I had low expectation for this faith-based rom-com and was then blown away by it's quality - everything. The acting (HELLO BRETT DALTON) and story were fantastic, and it was great to see D.B. Sweeney (who will probably always be Doug to me) and the actor who plays the dad in The Middle alongside some of these new to me actors. I have shown it to so many friends and even my husband, who normally rolls his eyes at the campy-ness of faith-based films which is getting a LOT better the past few years, and he really likes this one. HIs favorite character was Gavin's dad, and this is a great film for drama clubs, church groups, date night, or anyone else who might be "a petulant narcissist whose every whim was catered to as a child" LOL.
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RazzManReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Cut Above
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A cut above most Christian movies, especially with regard to production, acting, and dialogue. It is funny, poignant, and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Highly recommended!
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