Breakthrough (2019) - Biography, Drama

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When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Roxann Dawson
Stars: Marcel Ruiz, Topher Grace
Length: 116 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 16 out of 176 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (43)

Really engaging film.

I would particularly cite the works of Jefferson Moore, most of which are enjoyable and thought provoking on several levels.

Boring and an over exaggerated plot.

Surprisingly touching and intense!

It was maybe a 6 or a little more but I gave it a 5 for the propaganda of religion.

Someone on another review site said they found the relationship change between the pastor and the mom obvious and predictable - again, this is apparently how it happened to the actual people those characters are based on.

And, yes, while the film is very heavy-handed with the religious propaganda, it's understandable given the film's circumstances.

100% Worth Watching!.

Its an engrossing well made terrific top quality Sunday afternoon movie that is just amazing.

Partially true but felt like a propaganda piece for the church especially when you read into the actual truth.

This film can make a grown man cry, my daughter loved it, my wife enjoyed it.

Worth watching if you have a faith based life.

Engaging story and acting .

My wife is the one who campaigned for it and the whole family enjoyed it.

The whole meaning behind the movie and the true events that happened is worth watching.

I recommend the movie because it is very exciting.

Basically, anyone who has a role to play in the film doing something mundane and super cliche'.

Other than that, this is a great film, with good drama and emotional moments, appropriate and enjoyable for the whole family.

It was enjoyable, even as someone who is irreligious, to see it brought to life.

What truly ruined the film was the complete lack of respect shown towards medical professionals, This is the worst movie of 2019 so far


Beside those moments it was extremely boring with bad-timed jokes and lack acting.

So don't waste your time.

This worth watching .

Other then that, the actors preformence are very below average, and ilthe whole movie is very predictable.

The mother's extreme weight was unnecessary and confusing.

Pointless .

I found the acting of Chrissy Metz and Topher Grace to be phenomenal and engaging.

I would like to remind the people giving it one star reviews or saying that some of the events or relationships are "predictable" that it's based on a true story and I'm told they stayed true to the basic events.

Still, a film worth watching at home or in youth group, Breakthrough's quality is best left at the comfort of your own home rather than the theater.

I'll just give one example - and I think that will explain it: When John is in the hospital, and we are all supposed to pray for him to survive, his church family gathers outside to sing a rousing praise song.

Yes, it's faith based, but the supernatural can be very entertaining at times.

Another religious propaganda piece aimed at the easy marks .

I got dragged to see this by my friend.

Every scene with her caterwauling made the movie near unbearable to sit through.

Truly a very emotionally gripping story led by a truly outstanding performance by Chrissy Metz.

Really enjoyed it.

Also I thought the start was a little weak and bland.

I think it's absurd for other reviewers to complain about it being predictable since it's a true story (even down to the pastor's shirt).

Kept us on the edge of our seats.

I am a powerful Christian, yet I thought this movie was overbloated and contrived.

The worst movie of my life .

Save your money.