Walking with Herb (2018)

Edward James Olmos, Christopher McDonald, Kathleen Quinlan, George Lopez,
Sixty-five-year-old Joe Amable-Amo thinks nothing much in his background distinguishes him from other guys his age. He is struggling with his faith after tragedy hits. As the former amateur golfer's life continues to unfold, Joe is b
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8 / 10

funny and heartwarming!

We usually wait until we see IMDb ratings before seeing any movie, but were so ready to see anything after a pandemic year that we took a chance on Walking with Herb, and are SO GLAD we did! The movie was laugh-out-loud funny and also very well-done emotional moments that brought us to tears. Edward James Olmos and George Lopez gave great performances and the screenplay was extremely well done. Highly recommend -

8 / 10

Need an Uplifting movie....

Very entertaining movie, you hit all the emotions in 1 hr 50 min...struggling with faith, this movie will make you think....golf was a great vehicle for the plot....the golf a little contrived but that was not the point of the movie....no cussing, sex, violence, etc.

8 / 10

Uplifting, Funny and Addresses The Ability to Have a Second Chance

Full of faith, belief and second chances comes the new indie film Walking With Herb. This movie will make you laugh, cry, and will take your breath away with each heartfelt second. If you've ever wondered about what's going on in the world above the clouds, Walking With Herb is the movie for you.

Walking With Herb is about Joe Amable-Amo (Edward James Olmos), who is a bank executive and former golfer. He struggles with his faith after a terrible event takes place. Faced with doubts about himself and his belief in God, Joe is stunned when God tells him that he's been chosen to play in a world championship golf tournament. As he is guided by Herb, God's special personal messenger, Joe learns that all you need to do is have faith.

While I was watching Walking With Herb, I noticed a lot of creativity in the storyline. I don't know how anyone connected God to winning a golf tournament, but somehow the director, Ross Kagan Marks, found a way to make the whole story seem logical. Even though the story works, I didn't enjoy that the film seems a bit rushed. I understand that you only have so much time when making a movie, but I would've enjoyed seeing a bit more development of the emotional arc of the characters other than Joe. It also almost felt like the story was on a straight line once Joe received the message from God. There are no plot twists or turns until the end. Lastly, I love the relationship between Joe and his wife, Sheila (Kathleen Quinlan.) The relationship between the two actors feels very genuine and real. Their conversations flow, and they have the sass of an older married couple.

The message of Walking With Herb is to continue to always have faith, no matter what. This message is shown throughout the movie as Joe turns back to God, even after all that happens to him and his family. His faith is also what leads Joe to do so well in the Golf tournament. If he did not believe in God and himself, he wouldn't have been able to go from not golfing for years to one of the world's best golfers.

I give Walking With Herb 4 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Allison B., KIDS FIRST!

10 / 10


Great witty writing and funny characters. You will laugh, and cry for Joe. Nice to see a clean family movie with a good message.

1 / 10

Would've given a 4 or 5 star except...

I know the Evangelical Mafia is going to come out and automatically give a 10 star review for this Fi no matter what and I want to make sure real movie lovers have an actual idea of what to expect here.

The acting was average and the film plot was cheesy at best. The film bills itself at a comedy, but I think it's only funny in the same way a movie shown in MST3000 is. Don't waste your money on your film u less you need something to validate your beliefs during a crisis of faith.