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Heart and Humor: Review of ‘War Room’

As much as I enjoyed the movie, this poster is awful.

As much as I enjoyed the movie, this poster is awful.

Rated PG, 120 minutes (watched 8/31/15)

Settling into my seat with my tub of popcorn and a Diet Pepsi that cost roughly half a mortgage payment, I expected War Room to be to an affirming, charming movie with a solidly biblical worldview. Confession: Though I respect the aim of God’s Not Dead, Son of God, Fireproof and the like, I thought they failed at being movies. I expected some stiff acting from War Room, and an admirable but predictable moral; I expected to give it a hearty “Meh.” What I didn’t expect was a surprisingly funny and well-done movie that holds up well enough against the explosions and spectacle in the theaters next door. When it was over, I walked to the car feeling like I’d seen a “real” movie. Continue reading