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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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1 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,669,081 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Having been falsely accused of bombing, Blessed Miguel Pro was arrested and shot by a firing squad. Before the order to fire was given, he spread his arms in the form of a cross. His execution is depicted in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Enrique Gorostieta: Viva el Christo Rey.
Father Vega: Que Viva.
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Eye opening movie
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw For Greater Glory today, and I took away from it an enormous respect for the Catholic faith of the Mexican people. It was a riveting story that I knew nothing about. The young actor who played Jose stole the show, with Father Vega taking a very close second. Definitely worth the time and money to see this movie. It also helped me understand why people defend the right of religious freedom so ferociously in our country when they feel it is being infringed upon by our government. I loved the musical score, and the cinematography - the costumes, the sets, all were excellent. I agree with some other reviews that there were a few things that could have been trimmed in the edit room - I feel we could have lost all the scenes with the US Ambassador without missing much. I hope you go see this movie.


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