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Overcomer (2019)

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Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

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Cast

Alex Kendrick
as John Harrison
Priscilla C. Shirer
as Olivia Brooks
Shari Rigby
as Amy Harrison
Ben Davies
as Coach Myers
Elizabeth Becka
as Mrs. Charles
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Kendrick's film eventually finds its legs in the final stretch, with an emotionally effective conclusion that might persuade even the cynics to its cause.

August 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Scene after rambling scene, everyone in front of the camera spells out the script's messaging with verbose, bold-faced statements that do nothing to improve the overall quality of the cast's efforts. Overacting runs rampant.

August 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The whole is cheap, cheesy, and, to put it charitably, churchy.

August 23, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"Overcomer" offers nothing in the way of nuance - even its title is awkward - and, also, no respite from its religious propagandizing.

August 23, 2019 | Full Review…
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What seemed like a moderately boring teen movie with a predictable ending in sight is suddenly transformed into an extended sermon on the miraculous powers of prayer.

August 21, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's one moment where Priscilla Shirer literally compliments her own prayer and I laughed out loud

September 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

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