The Christian movie “I Am Gabriel” is a few years old, but it’s still a sought-after film for some faith viewers. Here, we break down the story and cast, and where to watch the movie.
So what is the movie about? Well, a town in Texas called Promise has just about everything going bad for it, prompting the residents to lose hope. Suddenly, a young boy named Gabriel shows up with a few ideas. Once the residents accept him and his ideas, things start to improve. But first, they have to unravel the mystery of exactly who this young boy is and where he came from.
Top cast for “I Am Gabriel” include Dean Cain as the local sheriff; Gavin Casalegno as Gabriel and John Schneider as Doc.
Dean Cain, popularly known for playing Superman on TV, is a regular in many faith- and family-friendly movies. He also appeared in the popular 2014 Christian movie “God’s Not Dead.” John Schneider, ironically enough, has also been a regular character in a different Superman-themed TV series. He’s also known for his way-back role on “The Dukes of Hazzard” and his more recent role in Tyler Perry’s long-running series “The Haves and the Have Nots” on OWN.
Audience reactions to “I Am Gabriel” are pretty mixed, but overall positive. While some viewers think the Christian movie is a little predictable, they still like that it has a feel-good message of pointing to prayer and trusting in God.
“This movie is well-intentioned, sweet, and yet watching it feels like you’ve already seen it,” wrote one online reviewer.
Movieguide, a popular review site for Christian media, described the Gabriel film as “a very inspiring, uplifting movie.”
Watch a Preview
You can get an idea of what the movie is about via the trailer.
Where to Watch the Movie
One would think that after 10 years (it was released in 2012), it would be available to watch almost everywhere.
But, alas, “I Am Gabriel” is not on Netflix. Netflix seems to be the go-to streaming service for many viewers, including faith viewers.
However, the Christian movie is available on PureFlix. PureFlix charges $7.99 a month to use its streaming service. First-time members can try PureFlix for free for seven days. If this sounds like a good option, here’s the link to watch “I Am Gabriel” on PureFlix.