Unsung Hero

critic Reviews

, 60% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Unsung Hero presents a heartwarming dramatization of its fact-based story that's just uplifting enough to make up for its tepid approach to real-life drama.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    The staging of the Ramseys themselves and Smallbone (which they also direct) does not exceed what could be expected from a television production. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    Feels more like band merch than an insightful family portrait.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    For the most part, “Unsung Hero” does what David Smallbone himself didn’t do: It shies away from taking risks.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Is your family what really makes you rich in life? “Unsung Hero” doesn’t really have the answer to that question, but it convincingly argues that making a hit movie about them wouldn’t hurt.
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    Courtney HowardVariety
    The co-directors re-contextualize character-building circumstances, crafting a soul-stirring testament to the power of family and faith in the process.
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    Nicolas RapoldNew York Times
    Despite the fuzzy good intentions, it’s tough to make much of this making-of story.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Good true story about the kindness of strangers, but needed more emotional glue.
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    Derek SanteKVCW (Las Vegas)
    Heartfelt and cute, it's a positive film but needs a little more polish.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    'Unsung Hero' is a faith-filled true story about overcoming the odds.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    As the title “Unsung Hero” implies, there’s one … carrying the biggest load — Helen, and Betts brings out the quiet dignity and no-nonsense grit she must have showed to get the family through hard times.
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