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i loved it.A good family movie.Dear friend if you are on the verge of loosing hope or if you no longer believe in the presence of God please i sincerely request you to watch 'i am Gabriel'.The reason i recommend this movie to you is because it was Hope that kept me alive on a starless night.Hope is one important element of life,without hope life ceases.It is in pain we realize the importance of God and his Grace and the movie does justice in establishing that view. Although the movie plot is predictable, give it a try.It will not disappoint you.It will help rekindle that lost hope in your heart.The movie ended with tears flowing down my cheeks.i will always be glad that my first review was for a movie named 'i am Gabriel'.I hope the reviews and the rating will get better too.
First of all, the title alone gives the whole movie away if you've ever
learned anything about Christianity. This movie is well-intentioned,
sweet, and yet watching it feels like you've already seen it. For some
reason though, I watched it until the end, even though I rolled my eyes
upon seeing exactly what I expected to be the climax of the film.
For those out there who'll lament that its a Christian film and speaks of God...well just don't watch it and don't b*$#@h about it! I'm always amazed how people can be OK accepting concepts in Star Wars like "The Force", and "Use The Force," yet be totally not OK with the parallel concept of God and Prayer. Really...what's the difference? Anyway, I'm not here to rant or preach, I'm just saying that if you don't like stuff like this, don't watch it and then write a complaint about it. If you do like heartwarming Christian themes, this movie has them--it just has a far too predictable storyline to make it a really good movie. It's more of Christian fairy tale than anything else--but then a whole lot of us grew up loving fairy tales, didn't we? Watch it with the kiddies, the ultimate message is good whether you believe in the delivery or not.
I read some reviews before i watched the movie, it did affect my
initial idea. I agree that you must'not compare the movie to 'The
Passion' or another similar movie, it is predictable and the acting
could be better. I am not into any religion, but respect and admire
some people who know how to experience it without trying to push their
believes to others.
I loved that more then one religion is being interpreted and displayed. And perhaps things are all too obvious and most certainly predictable, but i think it's all about hope in any way, or better the loss of it and how to regain it.
Despite the bad acting there were several moments, that the shivers went down my spine. I'll remember it for sure. And if you are into religion(s), just watch it.
I Am Gabriel is inspirational film and all-around very uplifting. After
seeing this film it touched my soul as it did for many children and
families. Wonderful story by Mike Norris, Kaci Hill, and Neal Odom.
Wonderful directing by Mike Norris as well he did a great job on this.
Fantastic acting by the amazing Gavin Casalegno. He brought the Gabriel character to life and seeing him on screen starring as Gabriel it really uplifted me from then on. Great job Gavin.
The story-line itself was very well created and it enlightened and shared a great message. This movie is a #1 recommendation on my end and you will be inspired by it and the message that Gavin's character shares will not only touch your soul, but will change your life but overall the movie will change your life and you will watch this again. This was a great film and you will love it.
Give it watch and you'll be moved.
Well, movies and plays are not and should not be judged mainly by their sophistication or the lack of it. They are written with intentions, goals or objectives. Once that is achieved, a movie can be said to make sense. On this ground I highly recommend this movie, 'I am Gabriel'. From the very beginning, when I saw the quote from Chronicles on prayer, I waited to see the unfolding of such a theme. A community was facing lots of challenges, got so used to her condition, some fled in search of greener pastures, others waited, but none did the right thing until God Himself comes to their aid. All we need is faith and hope in God. It is a biblical fact that the right thing we are able to do, the grace to do those things come from God Himself. It is one theme that Christian movie makers seldom think of. The society also, thinking we can always handle our situations and all, we seldom call on GOD. It is no wonder that we do not expect Him to do anything in our midst and when He does it we view it from our lenses of 'scepticism'. I praise God for the lives of the writers and the producers of this movie. For truly, if God's children call on Him, He will heal their land.
I like a good Christian movie. I really do. I thoroughly enjoyed many
that were panned as marginal like "The Encounter." When I checked the
reviews on this one and saw they were so bad I was still quite hopeful
that it was just the usual anti-Christian bias and that the movie would
be enjoyable even though the rating on IMDb was under four.
Boy was I wrong. The movie was just as bad as the other reviewers said. The acting and story were painfully bad. The kid couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. Gavin Casalegno as Gabriel was just out of his league. He might be fine for bit parts and he might develop into something but now, he was obviously barely remembering his lines. Likewise, the husband (Carey Scott) was particular over his head.
The script also was too predictable and painful.
I hate doing anything that discourages Christian independent film makers. We need more of them. But a good Christian movie needs to also be a good movie.
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Just terrible First off, not to down on Christian movies just for the
sake of it, but almost every Christian movie I watch has terrible
acting, with the exception of a few. This one is not in that
On top of which the writers of this movie basically give you the entire plot in 15mins, thus ruining the entire film.
Where's the suspense? Wheres the build up? Where's the mystery? Kid walks up, they almost hit him, they take him to the doctor, he spills everything. Haven't these writers ever heard "god works in mysterious ways?" Apparently not.
I cannot begin to explain how execrable this film is. I begrudge giving
it 1 star; 1/4 star would be generous.
It is so on so many fronts.
First, the acting is the worst I have ever seen. The whole cast was worse than the worst amateur troupe you could imagine. Sorry for the frequent use of the same word, but I am sure IMDb has a swearing/expletive policy, and I do not wish to fall foul of it.
Second, from the story line I was expecting a proper film and not a thinly-veiled Christian evangelical propaganda film. It is so bad, I would advise watching it with a few beers on board.
Calling this a 'family film' and making children watch it would expose one to charges of child cruelty.
You only get one life, do not waste a second of it on this. I did so you don't have to.
I have been a believer for quite some time and this movie has touched
my heart and regenerated that love I have for my Savior, Jesus Christ.
It goes without saying that Faith (and Hope) can move mountains. The
film certainly projects the message of this very thing. The message is
true, graceful, and powerful.
The overall message is that everyone is free to choose, or not to choose His way. That's the Grace He freely gave. I absolutely would recommend this movie to everyone. John Schneider and Dean Cain are extremely powerful in I am...Gabriel. And the actor who portrays The Messenger, Gabriel, deserves more roles like this.
Of course its a B movie most people don't react well to Blockbuster
movies about Christianity. This like Joshua 2002, Left Behind, people
scoffed and then they stopped making the LB movies, when HOPE and FAITH
are what we need most in these trying times. Bravo to all participated
in sharing this message. I truly appreciate movies that inspire us to
be better than we are to trust and hold to what true. Sometimes the
tech no blockbuster stuff takes away from the message so we need
something simple and straightforward like I am Gabriel so that we can
see more clearly
---BELIEVER IN Christ
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