I AM. . . GABRIEL

God Saves

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Release Date: August 28, 2012

Starring: Dean Cain, John Schneider,
Gavin Casalegno, Jen Gotzon,
Carey Scott, Elise Baughman,
Lynette Elliot, Mike Norris,
Rebekah Kennedy, Joe Berryman,
Greta “CoCo” Norris

Genre: Drama

Audience: All ages

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 93 minutes

Distributor: Heaven’s Promise LLC

Director: Mike Norris

Executive Producer: Steven Thompson, Jr., Janis
Thompson, Annalisa Hernandez,
Jennifer Villagran

Producer: Thomas A. Treml, Valerie
Norris, Mike Norris

Writer: Mike Norris, Kaci Hill

Address Comments To:

Mike Norris
Heaven’s Promise LLC
519 North Colleg
Justin, TX 76247
Phone: (940) 284-0840

Content:

(CCC, BBB, L, V, AA, DD, M) Very strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview with an evangelistic invitation at the end; one person calls the town in the story “Godforsaken”; light violence includes man runs from police and accidentally smashes into car windshield but is healed and birth scene with blood on sheets, but it’s implied that woman lost the baby and later she and her husband visit a tiny grave; no sex; no nudity; a verbal reference to someone getting drunk but no alcohol or drinking shown; girl overdoses on some kind of pill and dies but is brought back to life; and, some rudeness, but its rebuked and forgiven, and man runs from sheriff, but he repents.

Summary:

I AM. . . GABRIEL is an inspiring Christian movie about a mysterious messenger from God who brings revival to a small Texas town in the middle of physical, moral and spiritual devastation. I AM. . . GABRIEL has a strong second half that will encourage most viewers to turn to God through Jesus Christ and prayer.

Review:

I AM. . . GABRIEL is an inspiring Christian movie about miracles and revival. The first half is a little slow, but when the jeopardy starts in the second half, it propels the movie to an emotionally powerful ending.

As the story begins, the townspeople of Promise, Texas are in the middle of a devastating drought. Major businesses have started to close, and the people in the town are experiencing their own personal drought.

In the midst of all this physical and personal devastation, a mysterious stranger, a boy calling himself Gabe, appears. The only thing Gabe has with him is a prayer mat. As Gabe starts sharing his faith in God, miracles start to happen and revival breaks out among the people.

However, Sheriff Brody, who lost his wife recently, resists Gabe’s God-centered, Christian message. What will it take for him to believe?

After the first scene, I AM. . . GABRIEL slows. The jeopardy doesn’t really engage until almost the second half of this 93-minute movie. That’s partly because the antagonist isn’t really revealed until the second half. Once the jeopardy starts and the antagonist is revealed, everything picks up. Eventually, an emotionally powerful ending is achieved. That said, the music is a little too somber throughout most of the movie. Thus, some changes to the soundtrack might help immensely.

The acting by the veterans in the cast, which include Dean Cain, John Schneider and Jenn Gotzon helps the movie a lot. Some of the other acting is uneven. However, even that acting improves in the second half as the story’s intensity rises.

Of course, since the movie’s whole message is about Christian revival, I AM. . . GABRIEL turns out to be a very inspiring, uplifting movie. It’s message of prayer, turning to God, revival, forgiveness, transformation, and healing will inspire many people in these troubling times.

Finally, it should be noted that the first shot of I AM. . . GABRIEL has a Scripture verse written upon it, 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

- 2 Chronicles 7:14

This is exactly what happens in I AM. . . GABIREL. Maybe it will happen in other parts of the world, if God’s people see this movie, humble themselves and turn to God through the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed to deliver us from sin and all kinds of desolation.

In Brief:

I AM. . . GABRIEL is an inspiring Christian movie about miracles and revival. As the story begins, the townspeople of Promise, Texas are in the middle of a devastating drought, physically, morally and spiritually. In the midst of the devastation, a mysterious stranger, a boy calling himself Gabe, appears. The only thing Gabe possesses is a prayer mat. Gabe starts sharing his faith in God. Miracles start to happen, and revival breaks out among the people. However, Sheriff Brody, who recently lost his wife, resists Gabe’s God-centered, Christian message. What will it take for him to believe?

I AM. . . GABRIEL starts off slow. The jeopardy doesn’t really engage until the second half. Once it starts, everything improves greatly. Leading the cast are several talented veterans, including Dean Cain and Jon Schneider. Finally, I AM. . . GABRIEL turns out to be a very inspiring, uplifting movie. It’s message of Christian prayer, turning to God, revival, forgiveness, transformation, and healing hopefully will inspire many people in these troubling times.