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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  1 June 2012 (USA)
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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

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He was the last man to believe in their cause. But became the first willing to die for it.

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Rated R for war violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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For Greater Glory  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,885,608 (USA) (1 June 2012)

Gross:

$5,669,081 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Ignore RottenTomatoes - this is a great movie w/great message
10 June 2012 | by (memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

As a Catholic very concerned about the anti-Catholic direction of our society, I wanted to see For Greater Glory. But after reading the reviews on RottenTomatoes, I assumed it would be a good message poorly presented. I could not have been farther from the truth. This was a excellent movie - especially for a directorial debut. Even if you are not Catholic you will find this movie very moving and well done.

Andy Garcia is excellent - he even shows intense emotions. Mauricio Kuri had an outstanding rookie performance. Nestor Carbonell's role was perfect for him. Peter O'Toole was a wonderful surprise if short lived.

Ignore RottenTomatoes - you will not be disappointed!


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