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The world can be divided into two camps: those who will watch Joshua reverently and gratefully, and those who will not touch it with a 10-foot pole. The reverent probably own Joseph F. Girzone's bestselling novel about a mysterious but friendly loner who shows up in a small American town and blesses every life he touches. Whites and blacks, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews will work side by side as newly recognized brethren; an estranged couple will resolve to save their marriage; the lonely and disconnected will embrace and be embraced by community; etc. The message--the healing power of Christ's love--is beyond reproach, the intentions of the filmmakers entirely benign, but there is not one whit of dramatic tension or narrative complication to any of it. The cast is stronger than usual in such religious projects (Tony Goldwyn, Oscar® winner F. Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini as the Pope), but no one has a prayer with a script that posits the hero's Christhood on the fact that 12 people show up for his going-away dinner. --Richard T. Jameson
Awesome Movie got to me in perfect shape without a scratch <3
Also arrived a lot earlier than expected which is always a plus!!!
This movie was so powerful, that after seeing it once we had to get our own copy.
It is a wonderful picture of how Christ would enter our contemporary world and live
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this movie touches your heart in so many ways. Nice to see Tony away from the zombie apocplypse of Walking Dead. Love it so much order an extra one for my churchPublished 22 months ago by Genny Walker
This movie is very well done , brings out many things that all of us have dealt with at one time or another. Very inspirational , an awesome movie that everyone should see.Published on May 8 2011 by Brass
The first time seeing this movie was completely by chance. My family and I rented it one evening without knowing what it was about at all. Read morePublished on April 14 2004
A good story. Fun to watch. Definately recommend renting it. It is not an over-acted, mello-dramatic, cartoonish Christianity Christian film. Instead, it is a good story. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2004 by Wisconsin Dad
This evening, we screened this movie for our church's youth group. It was amazing to see how this movie touched those kids. I, likewise, was very moved by the film. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by "stayuff"