The Gospel

The Gospel
The Gospel
  • PG
  • 1h 43m
  • 2005
Rotten32%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once-powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family, career and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction. Set in the world of the African-American church and gospel music from director Rob Hardy (Trois, Trois 2: Pandora's Box), THE GOSPEL features an all-star cast including Boris Kodjoe (Love and Basketball), Omar Gooding (Baby Boy), Nona Gaye (The Matrix Reloaded), Clifton Powell (Ray), Tamyra Gray (TV's "American Idol" star) and Keshia Knight Pulliam (TV's "The Cosby Show") and the hottest names in gospel with GRAMMY Award® winners Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and Hezekiah Walker among many more!
© 2005 Rainforest Films Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten32%
Critics Consensus: While it features outstanding musical numbers, The Gospel reduces a series of worthy themes -- faith, family, forgiveness -- to soapy, banal clichs.
Reviews
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bob Townsend
Rotten

When the music isn't pounding in sanctified syncopation, the look and the dialogue of The Gospel a...

June 21, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Michael Rechtshaffen
Rotten

The soapy, cliche-ridden script aside, the picture is a technical mess of awkward framing and chop...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Scott Brown
Fresh

It's a rich portrait of a church in transition.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

I loved the music and I admired its good intentions. But there are just too many sub-professional...

June 21, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Fresh

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
Common Sense Says
R&B star comes home to look after ailing family.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes two scenes showing parents' deaths, and ongoing discussions about how to cope with such loss and the resulting anger and sadness. The film includes mildly sexual images (a husband and wife appear in bed together) and early on, an R&B dance performance featuring gyrating bodies. Focused on family tensions, the film includes various scenes showing discord between father and son, husband and wife, a couple trying to get back together, and former best friends. In an early scene, characters briefly smoke, dance suggestively, and drink in a red-lit nightclub. Later, in despair, a character drinks alone in his home, then while he is driving.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 7, 2005
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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