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Courageous

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As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer, yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, they quickly discover that their children are beginning to drift further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left with a newfound urgency to renew their faith and reach out to their own children. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them

  • DirectorAlex Kendrick
  • Runtime: 2 hr 9 min
  • StudioTriStar Pictures
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Courageous

Boston Globe
Tom Russo
Boston Globe

It takes a certain touch to pull it off, and here, the serviceable cast just doesn't have it in them.

Los Angeles Times
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The many topics raised - gangs, drugs, immigration, absentee parents, poverty - are examined with didacticism and platitudes instead of by mining their inherent complexities.

New York Times
Paul Brunick
New York Times

Overplotted and understructured, "Courageous" is a slog to get through at 130 minutes.

Entertainment Weekly
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

Devolves into over-the-top drama and a suffocating heavy-handedness.

Village Voice
Nick Schager
Village Voice

Fails to answer the more pressing question of why religious sagas such as this treat subtlety as a sin.

AV Club
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Courageous literally preaches to the converted, delivering ham-fisted messages of responsibility to the most receptive audience possible.

Tribune News Service
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A significant step backward for those movie making preachers at Sherwood...

Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Nicely produced, but the converted are more likely to be impressed than the skeptical.

Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Dares to preach its highly controversial message in order to inspire the faithful while risking the ire of critics and non-believers. Its message? Fathers, man up.

Common Sense Media
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Despite violence, Christian fatherhood drama is uplifting.

Movies.com
Dave White
Movies.com

Yeah, it's still a preach-to-the-choir movie, but this choir doesn't really see itself on the big screen very often, so don't begrudge them a film where the action hero cop stops and prays for guidance before big gun battle. It happens.

Filmcritic.com
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

Sadly, this particular Gospel is not very good.

Boston Globe
Tom Russo
Boston Globe

It takes a certain touch to pull it off, and here, the serviceable cast just doesn't have it in them.

Los Angeles Times
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The many topics raised - gangs, drugs, immigration, absentee parents, poverty - are examined with didacticism and platitudes instead of by mining their inherent complexities.

New York Times
Paul Brunick
New York Times

Overplotted and understructured, "Courageous" is a slog to get through at 130 minutes.

Entertainment Weekly
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

Devolves into over-the-top drama and a suffocating heavy-handedness.

Village Voice
Nick Schager
Village Voice

Fails to answer the more pressing question of why religious sagas such as this treat subtlety as a sin.

AV Club
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Courageous literally preaches to the converted, delivering ham-fisted messages of responsibility to the most receptive audience possible.

Tribune News Service
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A significant step backward for those movie making preachers at Sherwood...

Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Nicely produced, but the converted are more likely to be impressed than the skeptical.

Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Dares to preach its highly controversial message in order to inspire the faithful while risking the ire of critics and non-believers. Its message? Fathers, man up.

Common Sense Media
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Despite violence, Christian fatherhood drama is uplifting.

Movies.com
Dave White
Movies.com

Yeah, it's still a preach-to-the-choir movie, but this choir doesn't really see itself on the big screen very often, so don't begrudge them a film where the action hero cop stops and prays for guidance before big gun battle. It happens.

Filmcritic.com
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

Sadly, this particular Gospel is not very good.

Courageous
Pegret
A Positive Role

Good. Maybe a bit expected in plot line - good - bad - anger - hope - etc. Another emotional charmer that had me recommend it to a few friends at work.

Courageous
Elena Marie
Inspiring

What a wonderful uplifting movie. It had a great message about how important a father is to his children.We all need the support through our lives from our father. I was so blessed to have a wonderful father that was always there for me and guided methe way these fathers agreed to do for their children. Children need both parents to love them and guide them through their lives. It all comes from our love of our fatherly god in heaven. This movie should be shown in churches,police stations, the military and schools.

Courageous
LS
Five Stars

All these faith based movies are great lessons. Prompt service, AAA+++ rating

Courageous
PAULA
A wake up for all fathers!

This was a very well done movie which was spiritually and morally uplifting! It realistically portrayed the importance of a father in the home in this day and age.

Courageous
Amazon Customer
Awesome film for any parent that is concerned about raising ...

Awesome film for any parent that is concerned about raising a child centered on their faith in God. The stories that extrapolated from each officer included very timely and relevant examples the predicaments and journeys that we all face in life. The film also contained very light-hearted moments that gave a good laugh. The power of these dedicated men along with their faith in God was an inspiration and a beacon of hope for the world that can be, if we work together in faith. Kudos to the producers.

Courageous
Amazon Customer
Unday' Review

It was an amazing movie. The actors' acting was fantastic and the message given was absolutely perfect. 100 % yes.