“ (How the other reviewer considered the ending to be pointless is beyond me.
“Very enjoyable movie.
“ Good music and a nice feel good story help make this an enjoyable movie.
“ While it is not the funniest movie ever made, it is certainly worth watching if you are a Steve Martin fan.
“ I have watched this movie numerous times because it is so fascinating as the plot and subplots unfold.
“ The film is also far too long, repetitive and lacking direction.
“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.
“ There is depth in this movie and compelling characters.
“ The payback scene, unfortunately, is very predictable: it rains.
“ Have fun with this movie, forgive the parts that drag, and you'll be rewarded with a movie worth watching.
“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.
“The drama is a mishmash of kinetic parts, mundane parts, disturbing parts and moments of wonder.
“ Seeing how the faith healer manipulates people was funny, but the rest was pretty dull.
“ An empty cross would have been more believable in this context.
“The movie itself is light and enjoyable, one of the best movie on it's genre.
“ Religious cons take advantage of the incurable human need for faith beyond the mundane .