For Greater Glory


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The true(ish) story of the rebellion against Mexico’s anticlerical government in the ’20s, this drama styles itself as a cinematic epic – sprawling across nearly two and a half hours – but its substance is as flimsy as a pamphlet. The movie doesn’t shy away from the excesses committed by the Cristeros in defence of their faith, but they’re swamped by the atheist brutality of the government troops. Visual-effects veteran Dean Wright stages the battles capably (if bloodlessly), but has little command over his actors, which makes them difficult to keep straight as he ping-pongs from one mustachioed freedom fighter to the next.

By Sam Adams
Time Out Doha,

For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

  • Duration: 145
  • Released: Thu, 11 Oct
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English,Spanish
  • Director: Dean Wright
  • Stars: Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood

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