Ty Burr
June 25, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Leap of Faith

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
02/28/02
performer
Sarah Paulson, Lisa Edelstein, Regina King, Ken Marino, Tim Meadows, Bradley White
broadcaster
NBC

We gave it a C-

Steve Martin is amusing but oddly distant as a glitzy tent-show preacher selling bogus salvation, and dour Debra Winger is miscast as his high-tech gal Friday. More to the point, the script is a mess: Aiming for comic spirituality, it comes down this side of paradise via underwritten characters and sloppy plotting. You have to admire a movie that drags the old Crippled Kid Brother routine out of mothballs. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be renting ”Elmer Gantry” instead.

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