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Healed by Grace

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Heavy-handed, faith-based tale is trite and predictable.

Movie NR 2012 111 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Watch this movie

I had a serious brain injury and i completely undetstand how this character acted. She did her homework. The limp was not necessary.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+


This is movie along with the other one IS worth all family members to watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The story is banal and predictable. The constant reminders that God has plans we know nothing about feels unnecessarily repetitive. Riley brings sweetness and light to all she meets, and thus, even in adversity, we are assured that good things will happen to her. Indiana-based writer-director David Matthew Weese casts his daughter as Riley, and although she seems to be a competent dancer, it's difficult to imagine her ever beating in competition the far more compelling actor who plays Aleah. Some kids might be interested, but many will be bored by the heavy-handed tone. Horse-loving kids will be disappointed that Grace the horse doesn't play as big of a role as the title would suggest. Religious families are the intended audience; nonreligious families might want to make a different choice for movie night.

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