"Same Kind of Different As Me is moving and inspiring. It shows just how powerful a helping hand can be, and its message is one that everyone needs to hear."
Mrs. Barbara Bush
Former First Lady of the USA
"A genuinely affecting drama … a welcome surprise. … Boasts a trio of uncommonly sensitive, affecting and nuanced actors in the lead roles."
Los Angeles Times
"5 Stars! Djimon Hounsou deserves an Oscar nomination"
CW “Morning Blend” (St. Louis)
"A beautiful love story, loaded with surprising twists and turns. … The perfect cast for this tender true story."
KGUN9 ABC Tucson
"A sweet story, that embraces the beauty of the human spirit and dares you to feel ennobled by the power of human beings to make a difference."
Dallas Morning News
"An inspiring, beautiful story about love! … brilliant!"
Fox TV Houston
"A powerful true story that reminds us that love really can change people and give hope to the most marginalized."
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is the most effective kind of love story—one that reminds us of Christ’s ongoing commission to us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. See it this weekend, and emerge ready to see your own common bonds with those around you with new eyes."
"Without giving the story away, I assure you that this movie will tug at your heartstrings. It is a true tale of how we never know how our lives will turn out, but when we invest a little love and care to those around us, it is then that we truly understand what God had planned for us all along. … I highly recommend this film for the entire family. Pure Flix delivers once more in helping bring wholesome quality films to a nation, which can use more compassion and love, and less sex and violence on the silver screen."
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME … offers good news to a world that’s increasingly cynical about anything beautiful—and that’s worth celebrating."
"A rich, heartfelt story which reminds us that we are all treasured members of God's human family."
"On the surface, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME might seem like standard inspirational fare, sharing the true story of how an affluent couple, Ron and Debbie Hall, befriended a homeless man named Denver Moore and changed his life. But when you look closer, the movie is actually a love story, both in terms of the renewed romantic love inside a troubled marriage—and the ways in which we as human beings can live out the divine love which God bestows upon all of us."
"A powerful story of redemption that touches the heart and stirs the soul."
Dr. Jack Graham
Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is a movie that will open your heart to the love and hope that can be developed inside each one of us."
"Powerful, authentic, and deeply moving. In a time when division is gaining ground, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME portrays the kind of healing we need today."
Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado
President and CEO, Compassion International
"From the amazing cast to the incredible true story centered around serving others, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is a powerful, life-giving experience."
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
"Same Kind of Different as Me was one of the most powerful books I've ever read and this wonderful movie captures the essence and heart of the story and message the world needs now! See it!"
Author and Speaker
"A beautiful portrayal of ordinary, flawed people—folks like us all—who find forgiveness, faith, and a mission that matters. This compelling true story will grab your heart, open your eyes, and inspire your imagination."
Lee and Leslie Strobel
The Case for Christ book and movie
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is a wonderfully inspirational film that will move you to tears … tears of joy and hope that offering the simple gift of kindness and friendship really can change the world."
Host of Hour of Power and Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove
"This inspiring true story reminds us that loving our neighbor can forever change someone’s life—and our own. This amazing cast plays complex characters extraordinarily well. This movie is an inspiration to us all to live out the Gospel message."
Dr. Derry Connolly
Founder and President, John Paul the Great Catholic University
"A beautiful film. A reminder that despite our differences, everyone has value and deserves to be treated with dignity."
Lauren Green McAfee
"It was a great movie and I would definitely put it under the category of a must see. The acting was fantastic. It’s one of those movies that we’ve got to get as many people as possible to see it. You won’t regret it."
The Rick & Bubba Show
"This movie moved me! It is a compelling story of how God’s love bridges social and cultural chasms. It demonstrates how simple faith has the power to change lives and bring genuine reconciliation."
President and CEO, Luis Palau Association
"God indeed ‘turns trash into treasure’—whether it’s the squalor of poverty or a marriage wounded by sin. SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME beautifully depicts the power grace has to transform any kind of life."
President, Catholic Answers
"The movie is amazing! I applaud director Michael Carney, who breathes life into his work to create a masterpiece. It is an incredible true story with A+ acting. True refreshment for the soul."
Five-Time MLB All-Star, K.C. Royals Hall of Fame
"Powerful. Moving. A story of forgiveness and redemption! The impact one person can make living and loving differently can’t be measured. It made me want to love my wife—and complete strangers—more fully."
Lead Pastor, Embrace Church; Author, Talking With God
"Jesus taught us to love others, and this film lives out those words with a powerful message of sacrifice and service."
Former ESPN Sr. Producer; Host, Sports Spectrum Podcast
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME reminds us that hiding behind every statistic about homelessness is a human being—many of whom have been robbed of dignity and a life. This movie not only challenges our prejudices about homeless people, but it also teaches us that when we give generously, we often receive back much more than we ever anticipated or expected. Gifting money to an appeal to help homeless people is one thing; welcoming a homeless man into your home is quite something else."
Member, British House of Lords; Trustee, Aid To the Church In Need
"I loved this movie. I was actually worried going into the movie because I loved the book, and I wasn't sure if the movie would capture the essence of the book. The result blew me away. I can't say enough about this movie. The acting was great. The production value was amazing. I highly recommend it."
Knights of Columbus
"A well-casted, well-acted, very moving story. In that regard, it reminds me of The Blind Side, which has a similar theme about the triumph of compassion and acceptance. I found it meaningful, touching and inspirational—a first-rate movie that the entire family can enjoy. I highly recommend it."
Charles S. LiMandri, Esq.
President and Chief Counsel, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund
"One of the main themes of the movie is that all of God's people deserve respect, compassion and love. It's so easy to make an instant decision about who or what someone is, but until you get to know them it's impossible to make an accurate assessment. I highly recommend this movie!"
Knights of Columbus
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME tells a story desperately needed today. Here we meet two seemingly different men who, when everything else is stripped away, recognize how profoundly they share a humanity that joins their individual lives. In the face of the division, animosity, not to say hatred that stalks our land, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME lifts up the enduring spiritual reality that we really are all brothers and sisters, children of a loving God."
His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
"Based on a beautiful true story and enriched by a terrific cast, this is a moving portrait of betrayal, forgiveness, and the ripple effect of unselfish love. Warmly recommended."
Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
"This is an inspired and powerful story. A heart-warming, yet challenging faith-filled story of moving beyond one’s comfort zone to encounter others in the human family. What an enriching experience this film is."
President, Ignatius Press
"It’s rare when a Hollywood movie beautifully illustrates Christ-like forgiveness and Christ-like love in a real-life story. I can’t wait for you to see SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME!"
Rev. Tony Suarez
Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME tells a true story of friendship, forgiveness, healing and the ultimate source and power of love. It offers hope to so many people who are suffering, whether from personal betrayal, the breakdown of a marriage, material poverty or discrimination. May this film inspire us all to strengthen and rebuild our families in ways that also transform our communities and our world."
Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh, USCCB Episcopal Liaison to Catholic Charities USA
"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME depicts the power of a dream. This true story is a testament to the love God has for all of us. The message prompts us to examine our own relationships and evaluate our concern for strangers, including those who are very different from us. I highly recommend this must-see movie!"
Dr. James L. Morman
Christian Tabernacle Church, Southfield, Michigan
"A powerful story of reality, love and forgiveness. Be sure to watch it."
President and CEO, Compassion Canada