Tribunal Poster
– Christian Film Database
– The Dove Foundation
– Dan Andriacco, Communications Director,
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The stakes are high—their Souls are at risk. Set against a backdrop of a Catholic marriage tribunal, two best friends fight for the woman they both love. Yet as all three wrestle with their desires, the ultimate question looms, “What does God want?” Will they find their way into the arms of the Lord?

A captivating movie about love, faith and redemption, it speaks to the hearts of Christians everywhere.



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The Tribunal


The stakes are much higher than life or death in The Tribunal, a courtroom drama set in a Catholic Marriage Tribunal. On the surface, it appears that the struggle between Tony and Joe, two best friends who both love Emily, hinges on Joe obtaining an annulment of his first marriage, so Emily, a devout Catholic, can marry him.

Only Tony can testify to the truth and make the annulment a reality for Joe, but Tony still loves Emily, his ex-girlfriend. In reality, the struggle is for the souls of all three. Tony has been trying to come back to God because he wants Emily, and his heart tells him he has to be the best man he can be for her.

Joe doesn’t run as spiritually or emotionally deep as Tony, but he loves Emily, too, and he wants to do the right thing.  Both Tony and Joe have to decide if they will make the sacrifice necessary to love Emily. She, in turn, must decide whether she truly loves Joe, or Tony.

As they each fight for whom they love, the Tribunal slowly answers the ever-present question hanging over the proceedings, “What does God want?” Why it matters to these three is the reason it matters to every person. Our souls will not rest until they rest in the arms of the Lord.


The Tribunal: “Faith-Friendly”

For Ages 12 and Over

The Tribunal  has been approved by The Dove Foundation Review Board. This means the Foundation believes that the content expressed makes for the kind of entertainment family members can enjoy together with confidence. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.

Read the full review here.


Running Time  114 Minutes
Genre Faith-Based Drama
Rating Unrated
Year 2016
Language English
Country of Origin United States of America
Format 1920x1080p, 24 fps, 1.66:1, 5.1 & stereo
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