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Come Sunday

Drama Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States
Ben Kenigsberg
The New York Times
"'Come Sunday' accords sympathetic moments to all its characters — a strategy that gives this chronicle of religious convictions a conviction of its own."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Peter Debruge
"[A] compelling story of a devout Christian wrestling with his faith (...) One of the great screen performances of recent years [by Chiwetel Ejiofor]"  POS
United StatesUnited States
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
"A mesmerizing contemplation of the clash between rigid dogma and considered reinterpretation"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Vikram Murthi
AV Club
"Its dutifully respectful tone mutes the drama of the whole situation (...) 'Come Sunday' can’t shake its middling script and perfunctory direction"  NEG
United StatesUnited States
David Ehrlich
"Chiwetel Ejiofor gives his best performance (...) [There is] an ambivalence that dilutes the film’s ambiguity"  NEU
United StatesUnited States
Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
"A moving and intelligent drama (...) It's odd how effectively the movie winds up accomplishing what some of the best sermons do"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly
"While Pearson’s abrupt conversion (...) may be intensely dramatic to the people in his world, it doesn’t always make for compelling storytelling"  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Tim Grierson
"'Come Sunday's existential ponderings about faith and the afterlife prove far more engaging than the film’s plotting and structure"  NEU
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