Breakthrough (2018)

Breakthrough (2018)


Chrissy Metz (This is Us) stars in this true story Christian drama about a mother who seemed to revive her son after he falls through an icy Missouri lake. Co-stars Topher Grace (TV's That 70s Show) and Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind).... More

At age 14, John Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. But when his mother Joyce (Metz) entered the room, praying loudly, there was pulse and Smith slowly came around...Hide

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  • This inspirational story directed by Roxann Dawson benefits from strong performances and a minimum of treacly preaching. Full Review

  • "Breakthrough" tests how much audiences are willing to believe of a scenario that, though based on a true story, seems too undercooked for any kind of movie treatment. Full Review

  • "Breakthrough"... presents itself as the true story of a modern miracle. But it's also a portrait of what religious faith looks like when there's no pesky doubt to get in the way. Full Review

  • One of the more authentically moving entries in the genre, fueled by a gripping lead performance from "This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz. Full Review

  • Here is another illustration of how the faith-based drama has pushed into cinemas material indistinguishable from vast swathes of the afternoon TV schedule. Full Review

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