Redeeming Love

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Faith-based romance lacks book's chemistry; sex, violence.

PG-13 2022 134 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 35 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 18+

Soft-core Christian Porn

This movie is trash. The rating is way too frivolous. Based on the reviews, the biblical narrative is just about lost on most of the audience. That's because this movie is soft-core porn with just a shred enough Christian references in it to make Christians justify the compromise of watching it. Don't evangelize the viewing of this film to "raise awareness" about sexual abuse or sex trafficking. Enough evidence exists outside of this film for why those things are prolific atrocities. No one ought to think too highly of themselves for viewing, sharing, and promoting as entertainment the very thing they wish to tear down if seeing its ultimate demise is their goal. That sort of activist goal also has nothing to do with the narrative and key theme of the book of Hosea supposedly represented here. Put down this book, forget about Francine Rivers, and go read the real story. This media is abjectly worthless garbage.

This title has:

Too much sex
6 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Some things you cannot un-see

It is too bad that such a great story had to have such graphic detail that makes it unsuitable for not just kids but anyone who cares about not seeing too much nudity, violence etc. I would have loved for this to have been a classic story where the message is clear but done with more careful consideration and taste. I believe it could have been done with creativity still giving the heart of the message of redeeming love.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
5 people found this helpful.

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