The exciting journey of faith in 16 Stones comes to life in a time fraught with persecution. In 1830s Missouri, James vows to protect the people of his village after it is attacked. He embarks on a quest to find the 16 Jaredite stones, but it is a trail filled with danger and challenges. With the help of two friends, they find peace in the face of turmoil and faith in the face of doubt.
Amazon calculates a product’s star ratings based on a machine learned model instead of a raw data average. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The vast discrepancy in all the evaluations of this movie was the first thing that made me curious enough to want to watch it for myself to see what the truth was. People were saying it was the worst movie ever with horrible acting. Nothing could be further from the truth. I judge them as Tyler Perry style actors and people spend millions watching his movies and television shows. I'm not of the Mormon faith, but I found this movie very interesting because of it's historical value. Not only because of the Mormon history, but it taught me things about the Native Americans that I did not know before. My grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee Indian and the things this movie revealed were very enlightening. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone interested in anything like that. It's not for people who want a shoot em up kind movie because Mormons are not violent people. There is violence done to them but they do not respond in kind....which might frustrate a lot of people. Also, they are gullible and that is frustrating. You wonder why after they get robbed and beaten up they don't quit trusting people. So those are the pros and cons.
If you're not LDS, I would suppose it's hard to find this film inspiring and likeable. If on the other hand you are LDS or have been exposed to the many wonders of the faith, like me, it's practically impossible not to like the film. I was Mormon for three years and the faith still resonates positively with me. I'm a pluralist (progressive Islam, Sacred Feminine, and Sikhism). I think when something still resides deeply within your heart, you can't help but like it. One thing I really like is that all the principal actors/actresses are LDS.
I enjoyed this movie as I am always interested in the Book of Mormon stories. I think it was made especially for an LDS audience, but anyone else might still enjoy the story. The acting is not the best, but not bad either...Interesting story.
The underlying story was very interesting, but could have been told with much more excitement and adventure. It seemed so many details were glossed over when closing in on those very things could have brought so much more life and substance to the tale. Very predictable. Even on a low budget, it could have been much more than an extremely watered down verion of Indiana Jones. The script itself was very poorly written and in fact, rather flat. I think the actors themselves could have done more with a better script.
This film was a very low budget effort, and it showed. It brushed on the terrible violence our country went through between Mormon s and non Mormons, but made no attempt to get into the issues or to balance the responsibility.