A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government’s attempt to secularize the country.
What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory (formerly titled Cristiada), an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as General Gorostieta (Andy Garcia), the retired military man who at first thinks he has nothing personal at stake as he and his wife (Eva Longoria) watch Mexico fall into a violent civil war. Yet the man who hesitates in joining the cause will soon become the resistance’s most inspiring and self-sacrificing leader, as he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen… and transforms a rag-tag band of rebels into a heroic force to be reckoned with.
The General faces impossible odds against a powerful and ruthless government. Yet it is those he meets on the journey – youthful idealists, feisty renegades and, most of all, one remarkable teenager named Jose – who reveal to him how courage and belief are forged even when justice seems lost.
Una crónica de la Guerra Cristera (1926-1929), que fue provocada por una rebelión contra el intento del gobierno mexicano para secularizar el país. La película sigue la historia de gente ordinaria de todo el país que eligió para defender su libertad. Atrapado en una guerra civil en toda regla, todos ellos deben decidir hasta qué punto están dispuestos a ir y qué están dispuestos a arriesgar.
CFDb Film Review
There is NO doubt in my mind that this is one of two of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Both of these all time favorite films of mine are TRUE! (If you are curious about my other all time favorite film – it’s “To End All Wars!“
Roger was able to see this at a screening before the film came out and he wrote an excellent review on the CFDb Film Page.
But this past weekend I was also able to see this film in the theater and WOW! This is not a film you can go to without bringing a tissue.
I had mixed emotions throughout the film as I was unsure what I would do in a situation like this. You will have to go see the movie to understand fully and I do not want to give any spoilers.
Although this is definitely too much for young children, I do recommend this for everyone to see and then decide whether you want your children to see it as well. It really gives you a LOT to think about. How strong is my faith? What would I be willing to do to fight for my religious freedom? What would I give for my Lord and Saviour?
My Favorite Character
So, this boy makes the film for me! You’ll completely understand why after watching the film. What strength of character and in such a young boy. We don’t give our young people enough credit. Sometimes they have more strength of character than the adults.
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