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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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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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Near the end of the credits, "Batman" is credited as a painter. See more »

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One of the Best Films of 2012 if not THE Best
1 June 2012 | by (Right Here) – See all my reviews

An under the radar film about a subject I knew nothing about that absolutely floored me. It's a high quality film with flat out superb performances that makes you contemplate and appreciate faith and freedom like few films have ever managed to convey. Yes, it is a faith based film. If that offends some, then this isn't the movie or the subject for you. Unlike other faith based efforts, this effort is not cheesy or ham-fisted or even preachy.

It's the tale of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the Mexican government who cracked down in brutal ways against the Catholic Church and against religious freedom in general. Andy Garcia is Oscar level good here as General Gorostieta, a man with limited faith who responds and masterfully leads the fight for freedom. It's intense and, at times, surprisingly violent and impactful. This movie delivers real emotion and doesn't dodge tough questions about faith. It delivers an exceptional balance of showing why people behave and choose to engage in certain behaviors even when such behavior is contrary to the core of their belief system.

One thing is certain; no one who has faith will take it or their religious freedom for granted after watching and EXPERIENCING this film. That's how it registered with me at any rate.


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