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'Unsung Hero' Movie Review

Wednesday, May 08, 2024 @ 12:03 PM 'Unsung Hero' Movie Review Hannah Meador The Stand Writer MORE

For the past two weekends, I couldn’t help but notice the buzz on my social media pages about the new faith-based film Unsung Hero. After seeing it for myself, I understood what all the rage was about. 

In the span of 1 hour and 52 minutes, Unsung Hero portrays the importance of faith, motherhood, family, and prayer through the Smallbones’ journey from Australia to the U.S.

Once a well-known Aussie music promoter, David Smallbone lost everything when he put it all on the line for one famous artist. In hopes of securing another job in the industry, he was forced to move his pregnant wife, Helen, and their six children halfway across the globe to Nashville, Tennessee,

But once they arrive in the States, they quickly realize that they have nothing but an empty house, no car, another job that’s fallen through – and their faith to rely on a big God. 

As they struggle to meet their needs and make their new life work, Helen takes every opportunity to encourage her family to pray for their every need. In their furniture-less apartment, she gathers the family, and they write out a list of things they need to pray for. Over the course of the film, they witness the Lord answer those prayers in amazing ways. 

In the meantime, as the protector and provider for his family, David is forced to swallow his pride and recognize just how important his family is. As his father often reminds him, “[Your] family’s not in the way. They are the way.”  

All in all, Unsung Hero is a powerful, inspiring film that may bring a tear or two to the eyes of viewers. Yet there are a few cautions parents might want to be aware of with younger viewers. Multiple times, the word “hell” is used. On another occasion, although there is no blood or nudity, a birth scene is captured on screen that parents may feel uncomfortable with their children seeing. However, other than these instances, the PG-rated film is a great family alternative to the media being pushed in today’s woke culture. 

“The heartbeat behind the movie is this: I believe in the power of family. I think family is more important today than it ever has been in the history of the world,” Luke Smallbone told Mike Huckabee in an interview

And if you’ve read this entire blog and are wondering why the name Smallbone might sound familiar, it is the last name of the famous Christian music duo Joel and Luke of the band “for King & Country.” It’s also the given name of singer Rebecca St. James (which you’ll learn more about in the film).

On its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reported that the faith-centered movie had grossed $7.8 million and received the number two spot at the box office. This is a great sign that movies such as this are wanted and needed among the filth so often showcased on the screen.

This weekend, Unsung Hero is a great family option for celebrating Mother’s Day. In theaters nationwide, don’t miss the opportunity to see this encouraging film. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

To hear more about the Smallbone’s amazing testimony, read The Stand’s interview with Helen here.

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