The Encounter – Christian Movie Review

The The Encounter Christian Movie Review

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Movie Cast
Bruce Marchiano as Jesus
Steve Borden as Nick
Jaci Valasquez as Melissa
Jamie Nieto as Hank
Danah Davis as Catherine
Madison Gibney as Kayla
Movie Director
Directed by David A.R White


Movie Information
Christian Movie Review Rating
Year Released:2010
Runtime:1hr 25min
Genre: Christian-Drama
Lessons Taught:Forgiveness, Grace, Love, Eternal Life

CBL Rating:

4 Star Rating
User Rating:
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Rating: 4.5/5 (4 votes cast)
Movie Summary
5 complete strangers are forced to take a detour after the road they are on is damaged by a storm and end up at a small diner in the middle of nowhere. The strangers are greeted by a friendly diner owner who is happy to serve them and while none of them have met before, the owner not only reveals that he knows everything about each of them, but he also reveals that he is Jesus.
Movie Review
The Encounter is an entertaining Christian drama directed by David A.R White, that does a great job in delivering a message of God’s love for us and his free gift of forgiveness.

The Encounter begins with a group of strangers each traveling to different destinations but all taking the same road. The strangers end up being stopped along the way by a road block and they learn that the road is closed due to damage received from the storm. The strangers decide to go back to a diner they had seen a few miles back to wait until the road is re-opened.

Upon entering the diner which is humorously called “Last Chance Diner” they are greeted by a friendly owner with the name Jesus. While none of them pay much attention to this at first, they soon realize that this owner proves to know everything about each one of them. As time passes the strangers begin to realize and believe that this owner is truly Jesus.

The movie is filled with the portrayal of God’s love towards us and his earnest efforts to draw us closer to him. We see many instances throughout the dialog where scripture is quoted although not word for word, the main concept of the verse is definitely clearly brought forward.

In my opinion I thought the dialog and acting in this movie was good but I did notice some parts where the dialog felt more drawn out then it should have. I also found there to be some slower dry spots in the movie where there could have been some more dialog or active conversation between the strangers.

This movie is not rated but I would label it as a family movie that is good for all ages.

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