I did not watch the entire movie because of the sexuality part. We had to take the movie out. We are not desensitized I suppose. I did not like Seeing hookers acting sexually and it was very inappropriate for a Christian movie. The woman kept licking her lips trying to get the pastor seduced and then it gets worse. They go inside the place where another hooker was dressed inappropriately, couples kissing smoking, etc. I wish they could have kept out those parts. I could not keep watching with all that in it. This is the kind of movie I would expect to see in Hollywood (just from the bad parts I saw) I liked the part where he took off his shoes and gave them to the boy who needed new shoes.
The story of a Man called by God to go into the depths of NY and work with gangs what a powerfull message. To be obedient even when danger and fear are present. The 60's-70's Disco music and acting made it a little tough to get through. This would be a great movie to remake.
I personally would give this all 5 stars as I So appreciate this true story, and his continued walk in the streets to this day! However, I rated it less because my teenage kids were distracted due to the fact that it was an older made film; plus they didn't really understand the history of gangs and rumbles, so we had to stop to discuss this a bit. It is very tastfully done, so don't take what I just said wrong - they just thought rumbles weren't realistic.