God's Not Dead

Rated 2.0

When a college freshman (Shane Harper) refuses his philosophy professor's (Kevin Sorbo) order to sign a statement saying God is dead, the professor gives him three class sessions to prove the contrary. Directed by Harold Cronk and written by Hunter Dennis, Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, this faith-based drama is standard Sunday-school stuff, with many characters—but all of them cut from the same sheet of cardboard. Performances are awkwardly sincere. It's all preaching to the choir—until the last scene, set at a concert by Christian rock group the Newsboys, when the choir preaches to us. The faithful will be comforted, atheists derisive; agnostics, meanwhile, will get the point early on, then glance regularly at their watches. Cast members of Duck Dynasty make cameo appearances, bearing witness.