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Christmas Grace

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Heavy-handed, simplistic faith-based holiday movie.

Movie NR 2014 84 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Terrible movie do not waste your time watching

This movie has terrible acting I know so many people who could do much better !! This movie is so low quality and makes me want to throw up that someone would show this.

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Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

If you're looking for a well-acted, well-written, and well-shot Christian-themed movie showing the benefits of belief without evidence, look elsewhere. The actors do their best to make this well-meaning feature work, and there are some touching moments, but only the already-converted will buy the premise. Others may find the simplistic and condescending views of the faithful herein overbearing. The most essential question raised but never addressed is, does one have to be Christian to do good? Gary is more than likable and admirable in theory but, as created for the purposes of this movie, he is such a one-note caricature of religious devotion that his responses and actions seem otherworldly, not human. Tollman feels a lot like Scrooge without the diverting lure of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to justify his one-dimensional existence and our interest. It's far easier to proselytize using black-and-white examples of goodness and evil but, in real life, goodness and evil hardly ever occur all by themselves in any one person. This movie does not reflect that reality.

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