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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$5,669,081 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Father Vega: [distributing Communion] You need to confess first.
Enrique Gorostieta: [glancing towards Heaven] Wouldn't He already know?
Father Vega: You should confess.
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Don't let the R rating deter younger viewers. This movie was unfairly rated.
4 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I want to discuss the R rating this movie was given since the rating seems to be a major source of concern for many parents who would like to take their children to see this movie.

After having seen For Greater Glory over the weekend I can honestly say this film deserved a PG-13 rating. In fact, thinking about it later that evening, I was highly irritated the movie was given the rating it was given. I felt it was unfair and misleading.

I feel very strongly that this is a good and important movie. More films like this need to be made and the only way producers will continue to make these films is if movie goers support them with the purchase of a ticket. Please do not let the R rating deter you. I would not recommend this movie for small children under 10, but certainly it is acceptable for younger viewers 10-17. If you are still unsure then see the movie beforehand and make the call depending on your child's level of sensitivity. You know your child best.

Here is what is NOT in this movie…there was not an ounce of nudity, absolutely no sex, no sexual innuendos, no crass humor, or a singular utterance of profanities.

Gun violence was prevalent but it was handled without excessive gore or blood. There were several lynchings, one of a child that was hard too watch. However, the gun violence was nothing more than one would see in an old fashioned western. The hardest and most disturbing thing to watch in the entire movie was the martyrdom of Bl. José Sánchez del Río. If anything would give me hesitation to suggest this movie for younger viewers it would be the subject matter of Bl. Jose's death.

For a full review read http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat/2012/06/for-greater-glory- unfairly-rated-r.html


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