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Genre
Documentary
Cast
Hosted by Kirk Cameron
Director
Darren Doane (Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson)
In Theaters
September 24, 2013
On Video
January 28, 2014
Reviewer
Bob Waliszewski
Unstoppable

Unstoppable

AN AUDIO SNAPSHOT REVIEW

Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable is an hour-long documentary that tackles the difficult subject of why we experience pain and suffering. Motivated by the death of a teenage family friend, Kirk takes viewers back to the first family on the planet: Adam and Eve. From that biblical story and others, we're reminded that the fall of man brought pain to the world. But where is God in all of it? How can Christ's death, burial and resurrection make a difference in those deep, dark times of the soul?

Viewers will need to know that a couple of scenes are a bit gory—such as Abel's murder in the story of Cain and Abel. But perhaps a bigger potential downside is how the issue of pain and suffering is handled. Let's be frank here, this is a large and perplexing life question. And even Kirk admits that answers are hard to come by. For some people, just harking back to the fact that God is in control is going to be comforting. But others will be hoping for more answers than this film has to offer.

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