I Can Only Imagine


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“It’s both beautiful and emotionally powerful.”

Jim Ward, USA Today
“A+. A very entertaining movie and one that will inspire.”

Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a powerful, tear-jerker story of redemption and reconciliation [with] a tremendous cast [that] drives the emotion…”

“Although I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a straight-ahead faith-based film (the best one ever, in my opinion), everything about it—the acting, the story, the music, the direction—brands it as one that is best positioned to reach beyond the church crowd.”

DeWayne Hamby, Patheos
“It will impact you deeply. It will encourage and challenge you. It’s an amazing film. I think it will change your life.”

Steven Curtis Chapman
“It’s absolutely phenomenal. It’s so authentic, so powerful.”

Rebecca St. James
“In short, the film is simply wonderful from beginning to end. A must see!”

Patheos Review
“Deeply moving, and not to be missed, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a story of tragedy and triumph; a living epistle of grace and healing.”

Dove Review
“I believe I CAN ONLY IMAGINE will not only be the inspirational film of the year, but it will also have ripple effects in God’s Kingdom for eternity!”

"In the amazing new movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, there is an overarching story of redemption. And the beauty of the story of God’s redemption is: everybody can be included!”

Amy Grant
“It’s powerful, it’s moving … you don’t want to miss it.”

Michael W. Smith
“A really, really great film. … I can’t wait to share it with my family.”

“Undoubtedly one of the GREATEST movies I have ever watched!”

Pastor Johnny Hunt
“Absolutely phenomenal!”

Pastor Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
“I was blown away by this movie!”

Dr. Clarence Shuler, President and CEO, Building Lasting Relationships
“It is great cinema. The radical beauty of seeing this song come to life is a profound thing.”

Joel Smallbone, for KING & COUNTRY
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is the powerful true story behind the beloved song by MercyMe. You won’t want to miss this beautiful film of redemption, grace, forgiveness, and mercy.”

Jim Caldwell, Former NFL Coach
“It's just a great, great story. Everyone in the family loved it. Really well done. Go out and see it.”

Glenn Beck
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a powerful, tear-jerker story of redemption and reconciliation [with] a tremendous cast [that] drives the emotion…”

“Heart-warming, soul-engaging, and spirit-inspiring! One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time—an authentic, raw, true story of redemption.”

Dr. Michelle Watson, Fatherhood Expert, Author, Speaker, Radio host
“It encouraged me that there is hope for everyone. God can change the hardest of hearts.”

Mark Hall, Casting Crowns
“An excellent film—it’s entertaining, it’s sad, it’s really funny, it’s emotional. More than that, I really think people are going to be set free. It’s a great story—go see I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.”

Mike Donehey, Tenth Avenue North
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a wonderful film with brilliant actors telling an extraordinary story of transformation and redemption. You will be moved to tears of sorrow and great joy.”

Steve Arterburn, Founder, New Life Ministries
“It will leave you with hope in your bones and a feeling of love in your veins that only God can give.”

Darren Mulligan, We Are Messengers
“It’s a great story. It will change your life. It will affect you in a positive way. It will bring hope. Go see it … you deserve it.”

Mark Stuart, Audio Adrenaline
“You will leave feeling so blessed, so uplifted, and really inspired.”

Jasmine Murray
“The Erwin Brothers have remarkably brought a true story of forgiveness and redemption to life! The quality and impact of the film were excellent.”

Steve Douglass, President, Cru
“The song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ has inspired millions and this film will inspire millions more. This story has something for everyone so do whatever it takes to watch the film!”

Les Bradford, CEO, YM360
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is probably the best film of the Christian genre that I have seen so far and certainly the best from brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin.”

Sr. Rose Pacatte, St. Anthony Messenger
“Directors Andrew and Jon Erwin … deliver their most resonant, effective movie yet.”

“Awesome movie with a powerful message.”

Dr. David B. Heller, Director of Missions, Columbus Baptist Association
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE embodies the same powerful message of hope that made us fall in love with the song. This true story reminds us that it’s never too late to forgive and we’re never too broken for God’s redemption.”

Pastor Kyle Idleman, Southeast Christian Church
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is one of the very best films I have ever seen. It will move you to tears and the message of it could change your life. I give it my highest recommendation.”

Pastor Greg Laurie, Harvest Ministries
“It doesn’t matter what odds a man faces in being a great dad—there’s always hope, and this film models forgiveness and restoration between fathers and sons better than any I’ve seen. Whether you think you’ve got it all together as a dad or are certain you’re a mess, this is a movie that has the power to inspire you to want to be there for your family.”

Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
“The Erwin Brothers have done it again! I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a film that captures your attention, entertains the family, and delivers a message of hope and reconciliation for each one of us longing for a second chance. Don’t miss this movie!”

Scott Dawson, Evangelist and Chief Development Officer, Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association
“A must-see movie for any family that needs to be reminded of God’s incredible ability to restore relationships. If you appreciated the song, you will love the movie.”

Clair Hoover, Executive Director, National Coalition of Ministries to Men
“This is an inspiring movie and true story that provides a powerful, faith-filled message of overcoming life’s challenges, taking risks, and hope for a better future. The song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ has been heard all over the world. This is a must-see movie.”

Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Governor
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is more than a movie about a song. It is an incredible story of God healing a broken relationship between a father and a son.”

Mark Merrill, President, Family First
“This movie is a reminder that we need to be honest, passionate and humble in every relationship. I heartily recommend it.”

Ken Canfield PhD, Founder of The National Center for Fathering
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates the power the love of God has in changing the human heart and restoring the soul.”

Susan Merrill, Founder, iMom
“You’ve got to go see it!”

Tamela and David Mann
“It’s not only a song we have all loved, it’s a story you need to hear. This is a great opportunity to see love in action, change in action, and Jesus and the Gospel in complete action.”

Micah Tyler