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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.


Dean Wright


Michael Love
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mauricio Kuri ... José
Adrian Alonso ... Lalo
Rubén Blades ... President Calles
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Adriana
Eduardo Verástegui ... Anacleto Gonzales Flores
Patricia Garza Patricia Garza ... Fernanda Gonzales Flores
Alan Ramirez Alan Ramirez ... Gustavo Gonzales Flores
Estefania Alejandra Estefania Alejandra ... Yolanda Gonzales Flores
Oscar Isaac ... Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
Raúl Adalid Raúl Adalid ... Father Robles
Peter O'Toole ... Father Christopher
Nestor Carbonell ... Mayor Picazo
Erando González Erando González ... La Guada
Santiago Cabrera ... Father Vega
Jorge Luis Moreno ... Pablo


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He was the last man to believe in their cause. But became the first willing to die for it.


Drama | History | War | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


"Joselito", the young Cristero boy played by Mauricio Kuri is based on 14 year year old St. José Luis Sánchez del Río who was put to death by the Mexican government on 10 February 1928 because he wouldn't renounce his Catholic faith. He was canonized in St. Peter's square by Pope Francis on October 16, 2016. His Feast Day is February 10th See more »


Enrique Gorostieta: How was the ride?
José: Like flying, sir.
Enrique Gorostieta: Tomorrow morning, I'm going to lead the men into battle. Want to carry the flag?
José: It would be an honor, sir.
José: We leave at first light.
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User Reviews

Ignore RottenTomatoes - this is a great movie w/great message
10 June 2012 | by davo-10See all my reviews

As a Catholic very concerned about the anti-Catholic direction of our society, I wanted to see For Greater Glory. But after reading the reviews on RottenTomatoes, I assumed it would be a good message poorly presented. I could not have been farther from the truth. This was a excellent movie - especially for a directorial debut. Even if you are not Catholic you will find this movie very moving and well done.

Andy Garcia is excellent - he even shows intense emotions. Mauricio Kuri had an outstanding rookie performance. Nestor Carbonell's role was perfect for him. Peter O'Toole was a wonderful surprise if short lived.

Ignore RottenTomatoes - you will not be disappointed!

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Release Date:

1 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tlaxcala, Mexico See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,885,608, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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