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R&B star David Taylor's (Boris Kodjoe) life at the top of the entertainment industry screeches to a halt when a heavy dose of... Read More
R&B star David Taylor's (Boris Kodjoe) life at the top of the entertainment industry screeches to a halt when a heavy dose of reality hits him hard in director Rod Hardy's THE GOSPEL. While enjoying the familiar trappings that success brings, David suddenly discovers that his estranged father, Pastor Fred Taylor (Clifton Powell), has fallen ill. Father and son haven't spoken since David's mother died, but when he hears the news, the singing star cancels a tour and returns to Atlanta to see his dad. After Fred dies, it's assumed that David's old school friend, Frank (Idris Elba), who remained faithful to the church while his buddy sought fame and fortune, will take over as pastor. But in a surprising move, it transpires that Fred's last wish was for his son to assume the role. This causes acrimony among members of the church, who are angry that such a highly coveted position is being handed to someone who has lived a life of sin. David responds by bringing some Hollywood glitz to the church, and assumes t... Minimize
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|Stars||Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell|
|Actors||Fred Hammond, Idris Elba, Nona Gaye, Omar Gooding, Tamyra Gray|
|Available Formats||DVD: Special Edition, DVD: With Bonus Sampler CD, VHS: Rental|
|UPC||043396127579, 043396127609, 043396242944|
|Subgenre||R&B/Soul • Singers • Fathers And Sons • Drama|
|MPAA Rating||PG (MPAA)|
|Running Time||1hr 43min|
|Screenwriter||Rob Hardy, William Packer|
|Professional Reviews||(10/07/2005, p.E10, Kevin Thomas): "Featuring a number of noted gospel singers, THE GOSPEL is rousing, affirmative entertainment.", (10/21/2005, p.56, Scott Brown): "It's a rich portrait of a church in transition..."|
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6 Reviews from Epinions.com
Oct 21, 2005
Pros: positive message; Church life very accurately represented.
Cons: none that I can think of right off hand Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 12, 2005
Pros: It's very well done for a Christian movie. Great music!!!
Cons: Can't find any cons... Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 12, 2005
Pros: Everything, especially the music.
Cons: Would have liked to have seen the characters developed more. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 14, 2005
Pros: Awesome Music
Cons: Good acting, but not great. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 16, 2005
Making a joyful noise
Pros: Idris Elba, Nona Gaye, Clifton Powell, Aloma Wright; the music; universally uplifting...
Cons: ...despite some technical roughness and Boris Kodjoe's weak lead performance.
Oct 10, 2005
This Gospel needs to be re-written
Pros: Beautiful Gospel music, an interesting concept. Solid performances by Clifton Powell, Omar Gooding, Idris Elba
Cons: Holes in the script. Boris Kodjoe struggles to be completely convincing in his lead role.