The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ

Jon Gunn (2017)

113min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Less strident than many proselytising movies, but still perched on precarious theological ground, director Jon Gunn's sincere, but uninspired adaptation of Lee Strobel's best-selling memoir primarily preaches to the converted. Having seen wife Leslie (Erika Christensen) become born again after a nurse saved their choking daughter in a restaurant, sceptical Chicago Tribune reporter Strobel (Mike Vogel) becomes distracted from the murder case he is covering as he sets out to prove that Christ never returned from the dead. Encounters with experts like a psychiatrist (Faye Dunaway) and his estranged father (Robert Forster) frustrate Strobel's bid to undermine Christianity and few will fail to guess the outcome of his endeavours. But, while Brian Bird's screenplay is strewn with cod intellectual and scientific theorising and bombastic professions of faith, Gunn captures the look and feel of the Windy City in 1980 and provides some interesting insights into the extent to which religion still shapes popular and political thinking in the United States.

Cast & Crew

Lee Strobel Mike Vogel
Leslie Strobel Erika Christensen
Dr Roberta Waters Faye Dunaway
Walt Strobel Robert Forster
Joe Dubois Frankie Faison
Alfie Davis L Scott Caldwell
Ray Nelson Brett Rice
Dr Alexander Metherell Tom Nowicki
Dr Gary Habermas Kevin Sizemore
Dr William Craig Rus Blackwell
Director Jon Gunn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeReleased on: 15 Sep 2017