The Firing Squad – Movie Review

Firing Squad

What Are Your Cinematic Plans For The Summer?

As you make your plans for the summer, what types of family entertainment is on your list?

If you’re looking for a movie that will inspire and impact you, consider adding The Firing Squad to your list!

The Firing Squad – a true story that premieres in approximately 2500 theaters nationwide on August 2, 2024 – is a TRUE STORY that recounts events that occurred in 2015. The film features stellar actors – James Barrington, Kevin Sorbo and Cuba Gooding, Jr. – with the intriguing tagline, “They faced death. And chose life.”

This sounded like the perfect movie to share with my husband, so I asked him to write a review for you. Since you’ve always enjoyed his perspective when I’ve given him his day on the blog, I think you’ll enjoy his thoughts on this upcoming movie!

Roy’s Review Of The Movie “The Firing Squad”

As I sit in my office and contemplate what to write about The Firing Squad, it is quiet and I am left with the reverberations of the movie echoing through my spirit. On the surface, The Firing Squad is a relatively low budget movie about the death of drug dealers and others at a third world prison in Indonesia – some of whom have come to faith in Christ. If I were to stop there, you would have the plot of the movie but not the heart of the movie, for it is about so much more.

The thing that most stands out in the movie is that God is not a respecter of persons. He calls whom He chooses, convicts them of their sin and gives them new life through His Son. It is here that this movie shines. When Paul writes to the Corinthian church, he lists quite a few sins, sins that the world considers unforgivable, but what he says next is this:

…and such were some of you (emphasis mine). But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. – 1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV

Paul is speaking of Christians and about what they were in contrast to what God has made them.

The men who come to faith in this movie are no different. The head of the prison considers them rubbish and unredeemable, rejected by their own governments, but it is God who calls them out of darkness. It is He who redeems these unredeemable men and although they still will suffer for their earthly crimes, they are secure in Christ and have a peace that surpasses all understanding.

As the movie delivers its heart, the message of Christ’s redemption, it soars. Although imperfect, much of the acting is quite good. Considering I am also imperfect, I just look past that and thank God that His Son’s work is on display.

If you want to see a movie where Christ is honored, His redemptive work displayed and lives transformed, go see The Firing Squad. Take a friend, preferably one who is not in Christ. Dialogue with them and pray for them, because as the movie notes, we will all die one day, and it is on that day our eternity is determined.

The creators of the move are praying that one million souls will come to faith in Christ as God’s Spirit draws people to Himself as they watch The Firing Squad. It is my prayer too. Again, don’t go alone. Consider seeing it with someone who needs Christ. Share about it via your social accounts. I pray that God will bless you, your family and your friends as you watch The Firing Squad.

For more information about this movie, visit the Firing Squad Website.

The Firing Squad – Movie Trailer

This film is dedicated to the Christians who were executed by firing squad in Indonesia on April 29, 2015.

The Firing Squad Endorsements

The filmmakers have been supported by Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), Calvary Chapel, Pastor Greg Laurie, NACC, Baptist Press, Christian Cinema, NRB, Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries, The Christian Post, The Fish Radio, Rebecca St. James, Family Christian, Lifeway Christian Resources, Talbot Seminary, Biola University, Dallas Theological Seminary, Baptist News, Daystar TV, Evangelical Press Assn, Life Surge, et al. They have also been supported by the Marketing Teams behind The Passion of the Christ, Son of God and Sound of Freedom.

For other reviews of this movie, follow the following hashtags: #thefiringsquad #christianfilm #summerblockbuster #movienight

Disclosure: We received this movie as a member of the Frontgate Blogger’s Network. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.

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  1. That does sound like a good one and hopefully it will hit one of the streaming services. We refuse to go to the movie theatre as long as cell phones are allowed.

    • Hi Terry and Brian, it’s good to hear from you!
      I’m sure that for those of us who are more homebodies than live movie goers, you’ll have a chance to see it soon.
      I can’t even remember the last movie I saw live at the moment!

  2. Janine says:

    Sounds good, thanks for the review, because the title by itself is not a movie I would ever look twice at. In fact, I deleted this email and then said, “Wait, that was from Joy, so it must be good” and retrieved it.

    • Thank you so much, Janine, for not only retrieving and reading the review but also for leaving your kind comment!
      I understand the reaction to the title – it’s not a “chick flick”, so to speak but my husband (who rarely likes anything) thought it was good! 🙂

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