Christian Post Review: “Overcomer” is a Story of Identity That Does Not Shy Away from Overt Christian Message

“Overcomer,” the latest film created by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, is now showing in theaters nationwide, so grab your Kleenex and a journal to take notes because you’ll need them.

Following the Kendrick brothers’ No. 1 box office hit “War Room,” the faith-based film “Overcomer” tells the story of a cross country runner who’s pushing her limits on a journey that leads her toward self-discovery in God.

The drama features several strong female lead characters played by Priscilla Shirer (“War Room”), Shari Rigby (“October Baby”) and newcomer Aryn Wright-Thompson.

The inspiring flick also stars Alex Kendrick as coach John Harrison, a Christian man who places his stock in his accomplishments until he can’t anymore. Alex also served as director and co-writer of the movie alongside his brother, Stephen.

The film does not shy away from the brothers’ overt Christian message. At times it can feel a bit preachy, to some, and features an intimate scene where the sinner’s prayer is spoken. But the heart of the message in “Overcomer” will reach viewers at their core, just as their past films have done for audiences.

Along with exceptional acting, “Overcomer” features stunning performances from Wright-Thompson who plays the lead actress as Hannah; Shirer, who plays her sassy principal and mentor; actor Cameron Arnett, who plays an absentee father seeking redemption; and Rigby, who brings a style that will appeal to a broader audience.

The premise of the family-oriented film centers around Ephesian 1 and 2 of the Bible, which focuses on identity, a theme many people are struggling with.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law