Last Ounce of Courage

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Last Ounce of Courage
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Directed by Darrel Campbell
Kevin McAfee
Produced by Kevin McAfee
Screenplay by Darrel Campbell
Starring Marshall R. Teague
Jennifer O'Neill
Fred Williamson
Edited by Miles Hanon
Production
company
Veritas Entertainment
Distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures
Release date
  • September 14, 2012 (2012-09-14)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,329,674[1]

Last Ounce of Courage is a 2012 American Christian Christmas drama film directed by Darrel Campbell and Kevin McAfee and starring Marshall R. Teague, Jennifer O'Neill, and Fred Williamson. It centers on the struggle of Bob Revere, a man dealing with what he feels is his freedom of religion under attack by the government of his community and an ACLU-like group.

Synopsis[edit]

After the death of his son Thomas, Mayor Bob Revere (Teague) has to deal with politicians removing Christmas and starts a controversial protest.

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Theatrical run[edit]

Last Ounce of Courage was released on September 14, 2012 at 1,407 locations in the United States and grossed $1.59 million in its opening weekend, ranking 15th at the box office. Box Office Mojo reported that unlike most Christian films that depend on word of mouth, commercials were run for Last Ounce of Courage. The website said this indicated that the opening was "probably a pretty serious financial disappointment".[2] As of September 23, the film has grossed an estimated $3,329,674.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Last Ounce of Courage received overwhelmingly negative reviews from film critics.[3] Rotten Tomatoes reported that 0% of critics gave the film positive reviews based on 15 reviews as of March 2013, with an average score of 2.5 out of 10.[4] At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 11 based on 5 reviews.[3] As The Washington Post puts it, "Its effectiveness depends entirely on the degree to which you already believe its talking points..”[5] Actor and activist Chuck Norris said of the film, "It was an easy choice to endorse this film because its message is consistent with my life principles and core values.”[6]

Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post said it was "preaching to the choir".[5] Robert Abele of the Los Angeles Times said of the film, "The patriot-packaged "Last Ounce of Courage" has been made with the conviction of true zealots, but also the competence of amateurs." Reviewer Steven Hunter gave the film a 50% rating saying "It isn't terrible but it isn't amazing either. Somehow it falls mysteriously in between."[7] In contrast, Movieguide, a conservative Christian film review site, says of the film, "Last Ounce of Courage ends on several positive notes that make it recommended viewing for everyone."[8]

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