"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
"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