Journey to Grace

DVD Release: August 21, 2012
Journey to Grace


Hansie Cronje was at the top of his game. As a champion South African cricket player, he had earned renown and respect for himself, the sport, and his country. Then he was lured into a notorious match-fixing scandal—and he wondered, “Can God ever forgive me?” Based on a stunning true story of redemption and grace.

Dove Review

This is an inspiring story of one of the greatest crickett players to ever live. Hansie Cronje is the captain of the South African crickett team. He helps them win against the odds and he gives the glory to God. This is a story of forgiveness and grace as it shows how Hansie gambles and makes money but realizes later on he needs to change his life.

Cronje comes clean about his failures and is banned from crickett. However, he learns there is more to life than crickett and his fans forgive him. The film has a bittersweet ending but shows how a man comes to understand what is important in life. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film for ages twelve plus due to many drinking scenes. However, families should review the content chart and parents may be fine with kids eight and up watching the film. Enjoy it soon and be inspired!

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a husband and wife.
Language: None
Violence: Man is hit by crickett ball and is hurt; guns are seen held by men but they are not used; man is seen with cuts and blood on face and mouth;
Drugs: A lit cigarette is seen in an ash tray; several drinking scenes including scotch and champagne and beer; man is seen drunk.
Nudity: A lot of shirtless men and men in athletic underwear; a coach has his pants yanked down as a joke.
Other: Illegal betting on sports; a character lies about betting but admits it later; a man dies in the film and a funeral takes place and there is grief.


Company: Word Films
Writer: Frans Cronje / Dylan Ben-Israe
Director: Regardt van den Bergh
Producer: Frans Cronje
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 122 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter