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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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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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Drama | History | War

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

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$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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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 »

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Captain Quintana: Please, what do you want? Money? I can get you money.
Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez: Spend it Hell, cabron.
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Phenomenal Epic Film -- One of the best movies of all time
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, it is one of the greatest, most memorable, most epic, most inspirational and most phenomenal movies of all time. It should win every award.

I do not say that lightly, nor only because of the brilliantly Catholic depiction of that history of great martyrs, but also because it is one of the most phenomenally well-directed, filmed and acted movies in decades.

It is genuinely Catholic, without any of the modern day trashy distortions of truth and goodness. It is a portrayal of real faith and valor and of the great moral and spiritual dilemmas which beset the Mexican people (to fight or not to fight, to die for the Faith or to betray your soul) and the epic drama which was lived by Catholics in Mexico at that time.

It is a must see....more than once.....it is a great inspiration to see this magnificent portrayal of these real life martyrs (lifted right from history) depicted and acted so brilliantly.

At the end of the movie, the actual names and circumstances of many of the martyrs portrayed in the movie are unabashedly provided, along with the dates of their canonization as martyrs.

The audience was so moved they applauded at the end, and many shouted: "Viva Cristo Rey! Viva!" You will not want to miss this one.


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