This movie has excellent talent playing the parts of real life people. Armie Hammer did Billy's gestures excellently. This movie is good because it shows a side of Mr. Graham that most people did not know.
Loved seeing how Billy had a hard time with speech before God started using him. The message comes out clear: You don't have to have huge talent to be used by God, just willingness and trust in Him. Good acting, clear message, definitley worth watching.
Since this movie was neither produced nor endorsed by Billy Graham or anyone at BGEA, I guess I wasn't very surprised to find it seriously lacking. It doesn't capture the true essence of Reverend Graham or the magnitude of his ministry. Far too much of the movie is depicted from the perspective of Charles Templeton. If you want to connect with the real Billy Graham, I recommend seeking out resources produced and endorsed by himself.
I was shocked at the greatestness of this movie, and the soundtrack! Little Robby Benson, the child actor, has gone big-time, in a big way! The only flaw I saw, (but loved it) was Roy Orbison singing "In Dreams," but not in the early 40's. I can listen to him all day. As well as Brooks & Dunn with Mac Powell, (Third Day) Alan Jackson singing a song he wrote w/Ruth, Brad Paisley and ends with Michael W. Smith. And Josh Turner, (Long Black Train) as Geoege Beverly Shea in the movie and sings too.
Anyway, suffice it to say, the casting was fantastic. He even looks like Billy. I never knew he wanted to be a baseball player. I never would have imagined his questioning God's existed and the Word flawed. Hey, he was/is human. So many events and emotions to go through but, what a journey! I asure you, you will love it. My biggest disappointment was the end. It came too son and I wanted it to not finish. But alas, I just preordered the lastest 6 hour DVD coming next month!
In short, I've watched four times in as many days. I call it a Masterpiece.