Drama War - This is a fairly long historical drama based on a religious war in
Mexico. Fans of Andy Garcia should be pleased with this now-rare
leading feature film role for him. Other known Latin actors fill out
the cast. A number of the familiar faces aside from Garcia, such as
Eva Longoria and Peter O'Toole, have much smaller roles. Violent
scenes are too intense for children, but this would be an OK
historical film for older pre-teens and up.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 44 moviegoers:
We weren't able to collect a lot of reviews but fortunately, virtually everyone loved "For Greater Glory." It's actually quite rare to see adult reviews this high. "For Greater Glory" is DEFINATELY A MOVIE NOT TO BE MISSED!
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's 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.