I show a movie every Thursday night at our local juvenile detention center so I am always on the lookout for some good Christian cinema. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. At best, "Set Apart" is an average Christian film.It suffers from some of the problems that many Christian movies do: low budget production, poor editing, mediocre acting, and weak writing. The core of the story is great and makes the move a worthwhile effort: a group of inner city teens take a coming of age trip to a Christian ranch ministry and eventually have to make a choice: the way of the world or the way of Jesus. Unfortunately, their past catches up to them in a climactic confrontation.The character Rey's story is the best part, and there is some good stuff on Gunn Point ministries and Western action riding. There are some genuine funny parts, but also some real cheese as well. Overall, I thought it was a keeper. I am adding to my regular rotation of juvenile movies. It's definitely not the quality of "Saving God", but alot better than many other Christian movies out there, and it has a good solid message that there is hope even in the most desperate of circumstances if you turn to Christ.
This is a very good movie that has strong roots in transforming young lives gone astray. It is based on a true story, I do not know how accurately. Somewhat predictable, somewhat inauthentic in acting and circumstances but it is a very good example of how Christians can reach out to those who need Jesus. There are a few prayers, testimonies and lessons taught. All in all, it is entertaining.