The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ Information

The Case for Christ is a 2017 American Christian drama film directed by Jon Gunn and written by Brian Bird, based on a true story that inspired the 1998 book of the same name by Lee Strobel. The film stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster, and follows an atheist journalist who looks to disprove his wife's Christian faith. The film was released on April 7, 2017 by Pure Flix Entertainment.

Plot summary

In 1980, former atheist and award-winning investigative journalist Lee Strobel applies his journalistic and legal skills to attempt to disprove his wife Leslie's newfound Christian faith, which causes issues within his marriage. After completing a thorough investigation for almost two years he finds the historical evidence for Jesus, and then finds a new faith in Christ.


  • Mike Vogel as Lee Strobel
    • Michael Provost as young Lee Strobel
  • Erika Christensen as Leslie Strobel
    • Kelly Lamor Wilson as young Leslie Strobel
  • Faye Dunaway as Dr. Roberta Waters
  • Robert Forster as Walter Strobel
  • Frankie Faison as Joe Dubois
  • L. Scott Caldwell as Alfie Davis
  • Mike Pniewski as Kenny London
  • Tom Nowicki as Dr. Alexander Metherell
  • Kevin Sizemore as Dr. Gary Habermas
  • Rus Blackwell as Dr. William Lane Craig
  • Jordan Cox as Bill Hybels
  • Renell Gibbs as James Dixon
  • Haley Rosenwasser as Alison Strobel
  • Brett Rice as Ray Nelson
  • Grant Goodeve as Mr. Cook


In the United States and Canada, The Case for Christ was released on April 7, 2017 alongside Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and was projected to gross $5 million in its opening weekend from 1,174 theaters. It ended up debuting to $3.9 million, finishing 10th at the box office.

Critical response

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 77% based on 13 reviews, and an average rating of 6.7/10. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 51 out of 100, based on five critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Influx Magazine film critic Steve Pulaski was marginally positive in his review, saying, "The Case for Christ bears a lot of thematic similarities to its brother in Christ God's Not Dead in the way that it attempts to ignite stirring intellectual debate rather than settling for predictable melodrama. The result is a film with certain appeal, but also certain issues when it comes to its prolific condescension to nonbelievers and skeptics and unnaturally written moments where proselytizing overpowers plot."

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