The Cokeville Miracle is an inspirational and nail-biting film based on an extraordinary miraculous true story.
The film looks at the real life miracle that happened in the US community of Cokeville on May 16th 1986. David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage before detonating a bomb inside a classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. Police officer Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom has to fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eye witness accounts from the students of a miraculous, heavenly intervention.
For a low budget film, there are some believable, raw and honest performances, you feel life you are an eye witness throughout the movie. Some of the special effects are lacking, however don’t let that put you off, the story is thrilling, carrying the film and will have you on the edge of your seat bringing you to a point of awe and belief.
The film tells the story cleverly in two parts, the first part we see the lead up, the hostage situation and the bomb blast and in the second part we see Ron Hartley trying to get his head around what happened. It’s this second part that is gripping and really tells the real story of what happened, the miracle, the heavenly intervention and it is incredibly told.
This is a story that had to be told, true stories, told well, always deliver and this film delivers. Without being preachy, it is told from a skeptics point of view who can no longer deny the truth after interviewing the students and hearing from experts, you won’t be able to deny the truth either.
Overall The Cokeville Miracle is an extremely inspirational and faith-building thriller. The fact that it is a true story will leave you astounded and awestruck. If you are looking for proof that miracles still happen, that God exists, this is a film to watch.