The Preacher's Wife qualifies as old-fashioned Hollywood movie making at its corniest and most saccharine. But the mostly African American cast puts an engaging spin on the chestnut, and it works beautifully.
If shoot-'em-up, gobble-'em-down movies like The Fugitive and Jurassic Park are rated PG-13 these days, what does an R-rated action adventure look like? Like True Romance: violent to a fault, glam to the max.
This movie may start out slow, but it builds, and the star power increases as well. It has everything going for it, and by its end you would likely be surprised at how absorbing it was. It accomplishes it without nudity - enjoy . . .