Leap of Faith (1992) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Steve Martin, Debra Winger
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 5 out of 73 found boring (6.84%)

One-line Reviews (17)

Have fun with this movie, forgive the parts that drag, and you'll be rewarded with a movie worth watching.

(How the other reviewer considered the ending to be pointless is beyond me.

The drama is a mishmash of kinetic parts, mundane parts, disturbing parts and moments of wonder.

Steve Martin, who plays Jonas Nightengale, has the most effervescent, highly-entertaining role as a fake faith-healer who professed the ability of miraculous healing through the Lord Jesus Christ.

While it is not the funniest movie ever made, it is certainly worth watching if you are a Steve Martin fan.

The movie itself is light and enjoyable, one of the best movie on it's genre.

I have watched this movie numerous times because it is so fascinating as the plot and subplots unfold.

Seeing how the faith healer manipulates people was funny, but the rest was pretty dull.

Very enjoyable movie.

An empty cross would have been more believable in this context.

The film is also far too long, repetitive and lacking direction.

Religious cons take advantage of the incurable human need for faith beyond the mundane .

There is depth in this movie and compelling characters.

The payback scene, unfortunately, is very predictable: it rains.

Good music and a nice feel good story help make this an enjoyable movie.

Jonas justifies his show on the grounds that it makes people feel better by entertaining and inspiring them.

Fine performances all around (not surprising from such a great cast), and the story itself is very entertaining.