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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lalo (as Adrián Alonso)
President Calles
Anacleto Gonzales Flores
Patricia Garza ...
Fernanda Gonzales Flores
Alan Ramirez ...
Gustavo Gonzales Flores (as Alan Ramírez)
Estefania Alejandra ...
Yolanda Gonzales Flores
Raúl Adalid ...
Father Robles
Mayor Picazo
Erando González ...
La Guada


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.


Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

For Greater Glory  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$5,669,081 (USA) (10 August 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Partially financed by the Knights of Columbus, whose members in both the United States and Mexico were an integral part of the actual Cristeros Rebellion. See more »


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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A good war/western movie that makes me want to learn the history. Entertaining but a little preachy. I say B+
11 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"We are now an army, we are an army fighting for Gad and for the church and for absolute freedom." A true story about the Cristeros War (1926-1929) which was a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government led by president Plutarco Elias Calles. Enrique Gorostieta Velarde (Garcia) leads a revolt of Mexican Christians against the government in hopes he can restore Mexico to the faith filled nation it once was. I will start by saying that this is a very good movie and entertaining to watch. I know nothing about the history or how accurate this is but I enjoyed it. The only problem that I had with the movie is that I really felt no connection to any of the characters and when one would get killed or have a serious problem I wasn't invested enough for it to have the impact that it was trying for. That said it doesn't really take away from the enjoyment of the movie but I didn't really feel the emotion that I think the filmmakers were trying for. Garcia is a great choice for this but he seems to play the character he played in "Godfather 3" or the Ocean's movies but a Mexican soldier version and he came off a little too cocky, but like I said I don't know the history and the real guy may have been that way too. It may seem like I'm rambling but the movie was over 2 hours long and it felt it and some parts I found it hard to stay focused on but overall this is a good watch and in my opinion one of the best releases this week. Overall, a good western/war movie that is pretty heavy on the religious issues. I give it a B+.

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