The Case for Christ

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"A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus"
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 11 min
  • 6.5  (574)

The Case for Christ is a 2007 documentary-drama film based on Lee Strobel's best-selling book of the same name. The movie follows Lee Strobel, a Chicago Tribune journalist, and self-proclaimed atheist, as he sets out to disprove the existence of Jesus and the claims of Christianity. The film is a mix of interviews with expert theologians, historians, and scholars, as well as dramatized scenes from Strobel's journey of faith. The expert interviews offer a wealth of evidence for the historical accuracy of the Bible, the miracles of Jesus, and the resurrection. Some of the interviewees include theologians J.P. Moreland and Mark Strauss, historian Edwin Yamauchi, and physician Alexander Metherell.

As Strobel investigates the facts and arguments for Christianity, he also confronts personal issues in his own life, including his strained marriage to his wife Leslie, portrayed in the film by actress and author Leslie Strobel. The personal struggles that Lee and Leslie face are shown in a tender and authentic way, adding depth and humanity to the story.

As the evidence mounts, Strobel becomes conflicted, feeling the weight of the decision he has to make. The film captures the internal struggle of someone who has built his entire life and career on the premise of no God, suddenly finding it all to be in question.

The Case for Christ doesn't shy away from tough questions and objections, with Strobel's skeptical questions providing a voice for common criticisms of Christianity. The film also addresses counter-arguments and offers thoughtful responses to the objections raised.

The acting in the film is solid, with Mike Vogel giving a convincing performance as Lee Strobel. Vogel deftly portrays the journey from skeptical journalist to a believer grappling with newfound faith. Erika Christensen delivers a powerful performance as Leslie Strobel, conveying the heartache and confusion of seeing her husband change in ways she can't quite understand.

The cinematography is well-done, with effective use of cutaways to expert interviews to support the points being made in the dramatized scenes. The film also features beautiful, seamless transitions from current-day to flashbacks to Strobel's past, further fleshing out his character and backstory.

Overall, The Case for Christ is a thought-provoking and engaging film. It presents arguments for Christianity in a compelling and clear way, while also showing the personal and emotional toll of grappling with faith. Whether you're a skeptic looking for answers or a believer seeking to deepen your own faith, this film is sure to leave you with much to ponder.

The Case for Christ is a 2007 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 11 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

The Case for Christ
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    6.5  (574)