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

R | | 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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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Lalo (as Adrián Alonso)
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President Calles
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Adriana
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Anacleto Gonzales Flores
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Fernanda Gonzales Flores
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Gustavo Gonzales Flores (as Alan Ramírez)
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Yolanda Gonzales Flores
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Father Robles
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Mayor Picazo
Erando González ...
La Guada
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Pablo
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What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY, an impassioned group of men and women make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and country. This film unfolds the (hidden) true story of 1920's Cristeros War. Written by Dos Corazones Films

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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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Drama | History | War

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

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1 June 2012 (USA)  »

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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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The closing scene showing Father Christopher's death was based on the story of San Cristobal Magallanes Jara, who was falsely accused of promoting the rebellion and was then executed without trial. His last words to his executioners were "I die innocent, and ask God that my blood may serve to unite my Mexican brethren." See more »

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Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez: You looking for me?
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Near the end of the credits, "Batman" is credited as a painter. See more »

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A film that should be seen and discussed
6 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about heroes who stood up for freedom – in this case, religious freedom. It's not easy to make a heroic film, but this movie comes reasonably close. There are a few awkward camera movements, and some of the younger actors don't always make the most convincing performances. However, the overall effort is quite moving and convincing. Considering these events actually happened and these are historical figures not fictional characters makes the movie that much more compelling. Some reviewers have argued that the movie is "too Catholic." Considering these were Catholics fighting, eventually, fighting violently, for their freedoms, these criticisms reveal more about the reviewers' prejudices and biases than it does about the film. This is an important, thought-provoking film about freedom that should be seen and discussed.


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