With the tagline “How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined” you might reasonably expect a rigorous scrutiny and perhaps expose of the good, bad and unholy behind the stained-glass Cathedral windows, but this is basically innocuous proselytising.
Some sins of the past – in ancient and recent history – are explored, but there’s no real revelation. These are counter-balanced with stories of good deeds done in the name of Christianity, again, no surprises here.
The bible clasping presenters are pleasant, even occasionally humorous. The locations are impressive, taking in historically and religiously significant sites around the world. There are a handful of interesting interviews, but overall, the film is long and rambling and loses focus.
It’s not better or worse than you imagined; it’s mediocre.
Reviewed by Rita Bratovich