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For Greater Glory

The True Story of Cristiada
(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A chronicle of the Cristero War (1926-1929) fought by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government. Focuses on retired General Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, who was reluctant to join in the war, and José Luis Sánchez del Rio, a young boy who witnessed a priest's murder and later is tortured by the government.
Title: For greater glory
the true story of Cristiada
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (150 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: The true story of the Cristeros ; theatrical trailer.
Videodisc release of the 2012 motion picture.
Summary: A chronicle of the Cristero War (1926-1929) fought by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government. Focuses on retired General Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, who was reluctant to join in the war, and José Luis Sánchez del Rio, a young boy who witnessed a priest's murder and later is tortured by the government.
Audience: MPAA rating R for war violence and some disturbing images.
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Statement of Responsibility: ARC Entertainment ; Dos Corazones Films ; a New Land Films production ; a Dean Wright film ; written by Michael Love ; produced by Pablo José Barroso ; directed by Dean Wright
Credits: Director of photography, Eduardo Martínez Solares ; editors, Richard Francis-Bruce, Mike Oden Jackson ; music, James Horner.
Performers: Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera, Mauricio Kuri, Rubén Blades, Bruce Greenwood, Eduardo Verastegui, Bruce McGill, Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole.
System Details: DVD, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned in English.
Subject Headings: Mexico History 1910-1946 Drama. Freedom of religion Mexico History 20th century Drama. Church and state Mexico History 20th century Drama. Cristero Rebellion, 1926-1929 Drama. Sánchez del Río, José Drama. Gorostieta Velarde, Enrique, 1890-1929 Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
War films.
Historical films.
Topical Term: Freedom of religion
Church and state
Cristero Rebellion, 1926-1929
Publisher No: 82499
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Aug 16, 2013
  • hglibrary rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movies was great it had more of a western movie feel to it. Did not care for the ending but overall I def recommend this one.

This is an excellent movie. I recommend it for any Catholic. It is very sad that this period in Mexican history is almost forgotten. Hopefully this movie will help that.

Jun 26, 2013
  • durogoff rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

True story? Like Hell! President Calles tried to implement the principles of the Mexican revolution and the Constitution of 1917, including having the Church pay taxes, and not participate in politics, etc. The Church wanted to keep its privileges. And this film is just Church propaganda. Even if relatively well made propaganda.

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i am a catholic so this movie was amazing to me. What a wonderful message this movie gave. highly reccomend. but very violent. im 13 but saw this when i was 12 i probably sould not have

Apr 04, 2013
  • bibliocrema rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow! From the lack of reviews and
any other mention of this film I was thinking that it must be a low budget
"B" type film. WRONG! It cannot be characterized as a blockbuster, but
the whole production is first rate, and is one of the most worthwhile
movies that I have seen in years.
(A 1987 film called "Hope and Glory" ,of a totally different type of story, just reminded me that wonderful films don't need to come from Hollywood. Check that one out if you can find it.) Anyway, get this
movie,have a Kleenex handy, and
enjoy one of the best made films that most people will never hear of.

Apr 04, 2013
  • CiselyMore rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A sad but very true story that not only has been absent from American history, but was excised from Mexico's history books as well.
This movie is historically accurate.
well written, well acted, and totally
ignored by Hollywood and our own
"Main Stream Media". The time frame is 1926-1929, and for those
who recognise the current day
attack on the Catholic Church in
the USA, this is a chilling reminder
that a determined secular government can enact laws of such
strict and terrible nature that almost
no reasonable person could imagine the consequences. Fast
forward;2013: Drones anyone?

is it before or after speaking spanish ?

Mar 29, 2013
  • downsman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beautifully filmed and an eye-opener in terms of what is an almost forgotten era in Mexican history. Otherwise, fairly tedious and po-faced. I can best describe it as a ponderous blend of spaghetti western and sand-and-sandals religious epic. Notable for Andy Garcia's Generale character having supposedly the only descendant of mediaeval warhorses in Mexico, and saying that riding it made him feel "nearer to heaven."

Mar 11, 2013
  • BertBailey rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Very drawn-out, I found, with a lot of emphasis on showing it's serious history and on the colourful aspects of its main characters - pipe-smokers, guys with hyperfancy moustaches, etc. To my tastes, although it's rich with incident and no doubt historical worthiness, not enough effort was made in the drama to bring this to an audience. O'Toole acquits himself well, Eva Longoria's underutilized, and I'm not entirely sure if Andy Garcia is vain himself or was trying to portray someone who's vastly self-important. Do give it a try, though: it could have been a matter of impatience on my part. Just don't expect to be awed by a nicely-developed package, because no matter how you look at it, this production suffers from some inattention (in the drama), overfocus (on art direction, hairdos and costumes) and, generally, from sprawl.

Really enjoyed this one. Lots to be learned from United States troubled past

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Jul 29, 2013
  • andrewfr6 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Nov 07, 2012
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 09, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A group of poor civilian refuse to listen to the Predisent of Mexico
and give up their faith of quitting the church as the battle despertly to
stay alive....

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Jun 02, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: View with you children

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very intense

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: alot of killing gore spurting blood innocent killing NOT FOR SENSITIVE PEOPLE

Dec 09, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Alot of killing

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Feb 20, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Freedom has no compromise.

Dec 09, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"If you have faith, God will help you my child...it all for the Greater Glory"

We must remember that men will fire bullets, but God will decide where they land!

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