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Parents' Guide to

A Question of Faith

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Diverse faith-based drama focuses on prayer, forgiveness.

Movie PG 2017 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+

Wow!!!! A++++

Very uplifting and powerful. A MUST SEE......have tissues!!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Amazing and uplifting movie

This story reflects reality in an absolute compassionate manner. It is educational and inspirational.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (7 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This multicultural, prayer-based drama is one of the better entries in the Christian film genre, starring veteran actors and focusing on forgiveness, safe driving, and organ donation. It's still not all that likely that secular audiences will be clamoring to see it, considering that a significant portion of the movie takes place during church services or in moments of prayer. In fact, it's possible there's more praying in this movie than any recent faith-based feature, and that's because prayer is baked into the story's overarching message: Prayer, for a Christian, is a necessary part of a relationship with God. That will make sense to Christian audiences, but may not resonate with those who don't believe (or who aren't fans of religion-themed movies).

Thanks to the proficiency of the professional actors in A Question of Faith (many films in this genre star non-actors, and it always shows), the movie has polished production values. And while the "reveal" of how the families are connected might be predictable, it's handled in an earnest, sensitive way that sheds light both on the importance of organ donation as a means of offering others a second chance at life and on how distracted driving is rampant among young (and frankly all) drivers. Those two specific messages mean that there are a few sequences -- like the scene of Mrs. Newman (Kim Fields) asking teens to take a safe driving pledge and advocating for drivers to become organ donors -- that could be meaningful to all viewers.

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