Parents' Guide to

Miracles from Heaven

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Good acting can't save earnest, faith-based family drama.

Movie PG 2016 108 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 12+


This film is very good! Teaches us the importance of faith, family, courage and pulling through hard times. The only thing that I didn't like about this film is that it was to religious. Not everything is about god...and in the film it even tells us that not everything is about god. Of course some may think differently. Overall, the film is very good but I wouldn't recommend it for families. Some scenes may be too hard for some viewers: for example when a young girl falls of a tree (shown blooded/bruised & injured or when she's taken to the hospital. There are also some mild suicidal references in the film. Of course this film may not be hard for some viewers age 11 or over but for the sensitive ones, better for 13+.
age 11+

Great Movie

intence themes death,sickness god centered

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15):
Kids say (51):

Watching a child inch closer to death is definitely a somber experience, but viewers shouldn't get too upset; no matter how bad things seem, the film's title is a major clue to how things will end. You can spot Miracles from Heaven's destination from the onramp. And while the extremely earnest drama is pretty predictable (and underwhelming), it does boast a strong cast -- especially Garner as a mom who nearly breaks under her huge burden and Derbez as the sympathetic, Patch Adams-esque doctor. The film is well-made and certainly inspirational, but in the end it's just not all that entertaining.

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