Parents' Guide to

God's Not Dead 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Strong acting can't redeem heavy-handed drama.

Movie PG 2016 124 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

Worthy of your time

This is a great film about faith and freedom. We need more of this in our world and less violence and vulgar content.
age 6+

GOD’s not dead!

Great movie for all ages, especially when one really wants an exposure to the more intellectual look at GOD and great themes of self worth, freedom of speech, loving your neighbour, and educating yourself. Also right on-time for Children or adults who are developing their perspective on faith. Good acting throughout although there are areas of cliche. Great movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (13 ):

The acting is earnest in this faith-based drama, and though it may sometimes veer toward maudlin, it's the single biggest reason to see the movie. Hart and Metcalfe have clearly thrown themselves into their roles, and they're backed by a strong supporting cast that includes Robin Givens, Ernie Hudson, and Ray Wise.

But good acting can't save God's Not Dead 2 from being wholly formulaic. The legal machinations that Tom relies on in the courtroom are somewhat interesting, but the movie's message is diluted by villainizing the characters who are non-believers. And then there's the script: On the surface, it fascinates, but in the end it reveals itself to be relying on cliches and oversimplification. Kudos for the heart, faith, and dedication that clearly went into making this movie, but it's neither original nor compassionate.

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