Before All Others (Movie Review)

Plot Summary

When a woman is struck with a rare and unexplainable disease that is sure to temporarily paralyze her, she is left with no choice but to go live under the care of her elderly grandmother who barely gets out and can hardly walk around.  As the two of them hobble around and try to talk about family secrets, the grandmother finds her advice from her dead husband, whom she frequently talks to in the garden shed.  That is, until some random guy starts hanging around all the time fixing stuff and the grandmother decides to grab the first guy she found to marry her granddaughter off to.  What could go wrong?


Production Quality (.5 point)

Despite clear video quality, Before All Others is another poor Faith House production.  Camera work is very shaky and amateurish, even though easily 75% of the film takes place in one cabin set.  It should be easy to film in this environment, but not for Faith House.  For that matter, the audio quality shouldn’t be this bad, but it is.  The soundtrack also blares constantly and sometimes covers up dialogue.  Finally, as is commonplace in Faith House films, there is really no editing as long sequences of random footage are included.  Seriously, this is a 2016 film and they still can’t get production right.  Does anyone else see anything wrong with this?

Plot and Storyline Quality (0 points)

Once again, there is literally no purpose to this story as two pathetic characters limp and hobble around a primitive cabin and talk to dead people.  Despite having so few characters, they are so empty and lifeless due to utterly inept dialogue.  There is very little actual content as viewers are forced to watch awkward activities of daily living over and over again.  The mysterious illness’ progression is extremely convenient, depending on whether the plot needs the character to be well or unwell at the moment.  There is also a very awkwardly forced and juvenile romantic subplot that only serves to waste time.  All drama is completely manufactured and the shoehorned Christian message is completely mindless.  Basically, Before All Others is just more of the same.

Acting Quality (0 points)

Despite having different cast members than usual, this cast is still very small and very wooden.  One cast member is laughably eccentric while another is embarrassingly lifeless.  There is zero coaching present and no believable emotions.  As a side note, makeup is also terrible.  But this is apparently business as usual for Faith House.


As previously mentioned, this film was made in 2016, yet fundamental movie making elements are still not grasped by this team.  A film of this low caliber has no place in Christian entertainment anymore as the bar is being set higher, especially when it comes to production quality.  But yet, here it is, available for all to see.  After this long stretch of reviewing their films, we have to wonder what is really going on at Faith House.  Is it just one big scam or do they really have no idea what they’re doing?  We honestly have no clue and wonder if they do either.


Final Rating: .5 out of 10 points



6 thoughts on “Before All Others (Movie Review)

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  1. That is where we can tell that amg16 is not of faith. The movie is not about you being a critic but of GOD and is enormous work in the background for his power is limitless. The movie shows that GOD’s work is everywhere. It shows you with the most love and simpliest of camera work that you have to remember WE do not know everything and there is a whole big wide world out there in motion while we are most always about the me me me. The movie shows the realistic view of life in its normalcy. How each character is in their own world living their own lives unaware of the work that is bringing them together. Your critic of the movie only shows your idea of who a who you really are. You think yourself the governor of the movies your not your a person. AN OPINION is strictly that.

    I enjoyed the film being without the famous actors giving the film something it wasnt suppose to have. The actors too me where perfect for the movie to be the movie it was. The camera and the sound were because as your ego may be large not everyone has that type of money. The movie was done to make a story become reality not about money, who you are or what you have. I enjoyed it and have actually bought it. So, for those you who like a well done movie as a story and do not wish to be a hater for the simple things then please watch this movie.


    1. I apologize for offending you, but I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think that we should all assume the best of each other, as all Christians (including me) are all sinners in the hands of a loving Savior. This blog is dedicated to providing fair and honest reviews of Christian movies and books, and is committed to holding them to higher standards than secular content. I am proud to be serving alongside a team of brilliant (Christian) people who put a lot of heart and time into this blog.


  2. Ah, Faith House strikes again by giving viewers everywhere the chance to watch another absurdly eccentric film that finds it’s roots in insanity. There are so many unusual aspects to this film that I don’t know where to begin. Let’s start with the doctor’s obsession with the fact that the main character will need help bathing….? Or we could discuss the fact that the main character’s grandmother (!?) regularly talks to her dead husband (who appears to know when and how she will die) in the garden shed. Better yet, we could try to discern what the point is of making a movie like this. What are these writers going for? Another dumb Christian movie? A disturbing comedy? I guess we’ll never know.


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