Movie Review – War Room


“Prayer is a powerful weapon” is something we’ve all heard several times in the course of our spiritual lives. This movie basically shows the power of prayer in an institution that exists in society today: marriage – the power of a prayerful spouse. ‘We called it war room because like the military, we should seek God for the right strategy before going into combat. By combat we mean daily issues in modern culture’, says director Alex Kendrick.

War Room was released in August 2015 in the united states. It was directed by Alex Kendrick, produced by Stephen Kendrick and Gary Wheeler. The Kendrick brothers have several box office success movies under their belt including Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants. It runs for an average of 120 minutes and was distributed by Tristar pictures.

war roomTony (T.C. Stallings) is a very successful pharmaceuticals salesman and his wife, Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer), is a real estate agent. They have a big house, successful careers and a beautiful daughter, but despite all this, they have a strained marriage. Tony is verbally abusive to his wife and has considered cheating on her multiple times, and in like most strained marriages, their daughter is the collateral damage. She feels neglected by her parents who are ever fighting. His wife, Elizabeth, meets an elderly lady, Ms Clara, who wants to sell her house and introduces her to a war room, where she conducts her prayers. She then embarks on a journey to pray for her marriage and asking for God’s intervention in her family, especially for her husband.  When Tony runs into some trouble at work, he begins to transform slowly due to the power of prayer by his wife.

The movie emphasizes on the power of a praying woman and forgiveness in marriage. Elizabeth prayed in earnest even when faced by a big challenge that her husband may be cheating on her.

It also delivers some good humor and funny quips and one liners by the fine group of actors and actresses involved in the making of this movie.  




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