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Joshua (2001)

Tony Goldwyn , F. Murray Abraham , Jon Purdy  |  G |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham, Kurt Fuller, Stacy Edwards, Giancarlo Giannini
  • Directors: Jon Purdy
  • Writers: Brad Mirman, Joseph F. Girzone, Keith Giglio
  • Producers: Bob Beltz, Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise Baldwin, Massimiliano La Pegna
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006IUFW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,788 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Joshua" on IMDb

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The world can be divided into two camps: those who will watch Joshua reverently and gratefully, and those who will not touch it with a 10-foot pole. The reverent probably own Joseph F. Girzone's bestselling novel about a mysterious but friendly loner who shows up in a small American town and blesses every life he touches. Whites and blacks, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews will work side by side as newly recognized brethren; an estranged couple will resolve to save their marriage; the lonely and disconnected will embrace and be embraced by community; etc. The message--the healing power of Christ's love--is beyond reproach, the intentions of the filmmakers entirely benign, but there is not one whit of dramatic tension or narrative complication to any of it. The cast is stronger than usual in such religious projects (Tony Goldwyn, Oscar® winner F. Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini as the Pope), but no one has a prayer with a script that posits the hero's Christhood on the fact that 12 people show up for his going-away dinner. --Richard T. Jameson

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Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham. When a mysterious stranger visits a small midwestern town, its inhabitants don't know what to make of him, especially when he begins performing miracles." An uplifting story based on the best-selling novel by Joseph Girzone, featuring music by Michael W. Smith. 2002/color/90 min/G/fullscreen.

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130 of 134 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JOSHUA FIGHTS THE BATTLE February 16, 2004
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As my wife and I sat down to watch this movie, we jokingly said, "Well at least we won't be hearing the F word every other sentence, there won't be any gratuitous sex scenes, or violence and gore." Instead, JOSHUA gave us both an exceptionally inspirational evening.
Director Jon Purdy knowing he wasn't going to be filming a shoot em up or even a hells a fire movie, relies instead on the simply beautiful story of a young man named Joshua who comes into the little town of Auburn and gives the religious people there a sense of community and belonging. In spite of the stereotypical hardhearted priest, Joshua bonds with the assistant pastor, and all the people in the town, regardless of their denominational preference. He helps rebuild a Baptist church; he goes to a Christian rock concert, and ultimately he has an audience with the Pope.
I can't praise this movie enough for the sense of love and acceptance it portrays. Tony Goldwyn gives his most effectively controlled performance of a stellar career; evoking the soft masculinity of a carpenter and the embodiment of friend and brothere, Goldwyn is perfectly cast. His final scenes with F. Murray Abraham and Giancarlo Giannini as the Pope are delivered with such quiet intensity, their impact is boundless.
Abraham is wonderful in a thankless role; his moment of epiphany, though sudden and brief, is awesomely presented. Kirk Fuller as Father Pat is the movie's comic balance, but there is a warmth and understanding in his performance that makes him all the more believable.
This movie made us feel good; it made us think; and its power of faith and love was inspirational. We loved this movie and thank Purdy and his crew for bringing us such a warm and simple affirmation of what's good in the world.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
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Joshua is a Christian movie that also appeals to non-Christians like myself and my family. It's hard to say much without giving away the movie's secret, but it is the story of small town USA and the winsome stranger who comes to visit and change the lives of the people who live there. There's lots of humor and loveable characters, and several very moving moments. The acting was wonderful. I'm trying to think of another movie to compare it to, and "It's a Wonderful Life" comes to mind.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Movie April 26, 2002
"Joshua" is an uplifting movie with a truely Christian theme. I felt it was well acted, touching, humorous at times and totally enjoyable. In this era of questionable values, with Hollywood's proclivity towards sex and violence in film, this was a refreshing change.
Joshua, a stranger, comes to a small town and demonstrates through his actions and words what being a Christian is all about. His presence challenges the "church authority" and hollow observance of religious customs.
I highly recommend this movie.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting, Feel Good Movie! February 18, 2005
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Did you ever wonder just what would happen if Jesus showed up in your town now? How well would you receive Him? How well would your religious leaders receive Him? In this movie we see Joshua, who is really Jesus, show up in a town and change their lives forever.

What impressed me the most about this movie was the total love of God that it showed. Even though at times I wanted Joshua to be very angry at the different towns people, His love for them is what changed them. It was a good lesson and a reminder of just who God is, His true nature and reason for living and dying. His love for mankind.

I was deeply touched by this movie and when it was over I was grateful for the reminder of God's love for me and how I in turn should love others. I highly recommend Joshua, a great family film and one you will want to watch again and again. Wonderful!
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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"Joshua," based on Joseph F. Girzone's novel, is not about the Second Coming of Christ. In fact I would think that it is not about a second coming either, because I get the feeling from this film that Jesus has shown up in similar ways countless times before. This time a stranger named Joshua (Tony Goldwyn) shows up in the quiet town of Auburn. He moves into a dilapidated old barn on the outside of town and when he finds a Baptist church that was destroyed in a storm, he starts working on fixing it up. This seems odd to the members of the congregation of that church, but some of them start to pitch in and help Joshua.

There are no real surprises in "Joshua," especially since the opening credits tell us that Giancarlo Giannini plays the Pope in the movie we are about to see. But the point of the story here is not to tell you anything you do not already know. The message, when Joshua actually articulates one, is the one that has been around for almost two thousand years. So the attraction here is the enticing "what if?" as to what it would be like if Jesus suddenly showed up in your neck of the woods and started doing things and talking to people. Joshua does not preach sermons nor does he tell parables. The important thing here is that when you talk, he listens to you.

This is not the first time that a movie has tried to portray a more "realistic" type of Jesus. There was Jeffrey Hunter in the 1961 film "King of Kings," where Jesus walked among the masses while he gave the Sermon on the Mount. In "The Passion of the Christ" the focus on the story is on the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus, but in the film's few flashbacks James Caviezel reveals a remarkably accessible figure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay film, and good performances, but I liked the book better.
This film tries not to ruffle any feathers, and that's why it veered, substantially, from the novel. I liked the novel better than the film, partly for its daring. Read more
Published 7 days ago by David M. Sellet
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie
Good Christian movie for the entire family. Very entertaining and prompts you to think about what Christ might be like if He were alive today (specifically how He would interact... Read more
Published 14 days ago by griffinjg2
5.0 out of 5 stars Is a wonderful movie
It is a wonderful movie, I really enjoy I saw this movie several times at home and with my family. Thanks.
Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Super Movie
Joshua is very enjoyable to watch. Nice to have around and just watch every now and again. A great family movie
Published 23 days ago by William J. Allbee
5.0 out of 5 stars OK
A story with a moral AND ethical emphasis. And about religion too! How did this get by the censors? I forgot, MONEY. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Pieter Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Joshua
The story is a simplistic faith based attempt to highlight God's love for humanity, that's all. Don't get your shorts in a knot over it.
Published 1 month ago by Devra Caminiti
5.0 out of 5 stars Joshua released 2002 - Not to be confused w/ a horror movie with the...
What if Jesus came to one's home town in the present time - would we recognize his nature and love for us all? Read more
Published 1 month ago by B Reyes
4.0 out of 5 stars Joshua
The movie Joshua fit into our junior high retreat really well. The students understood it readily, including its message.
Good characterization
Published 1 month ago by Joanne LaFreniere
5.0 out of 5 stars lHow would you react?
this movie has such a great message; it brings one back on center and give pause for self examination. I love it!
Published 1 month ago by Penny Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent family viewer
absolutely wonderful movie the whole family can watch and enjoy together. Watch it and
pass it on to others!! They will love you for recommending it.
Published 1 month ago by Loretta Griner
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