Metacritic Movie Ratings
Courageous Reviews

3.0

42

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyJoe Leydon

    Moviegoers devoted to faith-based fare will flock to megaplexes for Courageous, easily the most polished production so far from brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the prolific and increasingly accomplished filmmaking pastors at the Sherwood Church of Albany, Ga.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    Courageous reveals the duo's growing expertise as filmmakers with its skillful blending of moving drama, subtle comedy and several impressive action sequences, including a well-staged foot chase and a harrowing shootout between the cops and bad guys.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    How you like Courageous - an overtly Christian-targeted production about four police officers learning lessons about God and family - will likely mirror how you view church: It's either an overlong ordeal filled with talky sermonizing or an uplifting communion with your deity and values.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    For now, though, Mr. Kendrick will have to settle for being a good enough filmmaker, content to preach to the choir.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Los Angeles TimesGary Goldstein

    Courageous, proves a particularly clunky, tunnel-visioned vehicle whose overbearing, overlong script nearly smothers the movie's quibble-free message.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Village VoiceNick Schager

    Borderline creepy, Courageous endlessly expounds on the importance of God in men's lives but fails to answer the more pressing question of why religious sagas such as this treat subtlety as a sin.

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