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All Saints

also known as “Fields of Faith”
MPA Rating: PG-Rating (MPA) for thematic elements.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
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Primary Audience: Adults Teens Family
Genre: Christian Drama
Length: 1 hr. 48 min.
Year of Release: 2017
USA Release: August 25, 2017 (wide—846 U.S. theaters)
DVD: December 12, 2017
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Featuring John CorbettMichael Spurlock—a salesman turned Episcopal pastor
Cara Buono … Aimee Spurlock—Michael’s wife
Barry CorbinForrest
David KeithBoyd
Gregory Alan Williams … Bishop Eldon Thompson
Patrick Johnson … Father Jeffers
Nelson Lee … Ye Win
Myles Moore … Atticus Spurlock—Michael and Aimee’s son
Chonda Pierce … Ruth
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Director Steve Gomer
Producer Provident Films
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“From a seed of faith grows hope / Based on the inspiring true story”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.

But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.

Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

From the studios that brought you ‘War Room’ and ‘Moms’ Night Out’ comes ALL SAINTS. In addition to John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), the outstanding cast includes Cara Buono (‘Stranger Things’), Barry Corbin (No Country For Old Men), Nelson Lee (‘Hawaii Five-O’), Gregory Alan Williams (Hidden Figures), and Christian comedian Chonda Pierce.

A story with a biblical message, ALL SAINTS is an encouragement and challenge to believe boldly, love unconditionally and give selflessly.”

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Positive—Expect to feel uplifted after seeing this movie! I’m not sure if all the farming techniques shown are accurate, but it is based on a true story. The music score is also very good.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 4
Aaron, age 59 (USA)

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Movie Critics
…a faith-based movie inspired by a true story that lets its dramatic moments unfold without relying on melodrama. And while its characters speak frequently of the power of prayer and signs from God, “All Saints” isn’t preachy or heavy-handed… [3/4]
Christy Lemire,
…All saints should march into a viewing of this uplifting true story… not only succeeds as a compelling movie, but also demonstrates what the Church can accomplish when fully invested in a community… [3½/5]
Ryan Duncan, Crosswalk
…inspiring… well-crafted… fine fact-based, faith-based film showcases a career-highlight performance by John Corbett…
Joe Leydon, Variety
…this intimate and well-acted pic works. …based on actual events, so there's no Hollywood spectacle here. No light breaking through the clouds. The things happening on screen won't make you gasp or cheer. But they might well leave you thinking…about your purpose. [4½/5]
Bob Hoose, Plugged In
…doesn’t neglect its religious themes. But it mainly stresses the humanity of its characters and the importance of community ties. It does this in a manner that is never heavy-handed, making the true-life tale all the more inspiring. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…It's a film not so much about scripture as it is about community. The folks who need community the most cling to the church not necessarily for the prayers, but for the people. Though there are a few well-placed Bible verses, this story is about the purpose that a church serves to bring different kinds of people together and offer common goals, salvation and collective endeavors. …
Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
…a powerful story of God’s work… very heartrending and entertaining… extremely well-directed and acted… [4]
Ted Baehr, Movieguide
…the story (based on true events) is intrinsically compelling… The film bogs down with too many montages of people working in the fields instead of focusing on character development of the refugees. Gomer wastes scenes on some sassy American types, when he should have focused on the character arcs of the Karen churchgoers, most of whom play themselves in the film. …
Claudia Puig, The Wrap