The Shack

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

age 12+

Sentimental faith-based adaptation explores grief, healing.

PG-13 2017 132 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 18+

Not a Christian Film in my opinion

As a Christian I did not agree with a women being God, I did not feel this movie really held much value. God is not a fearing God, an Angry God, or a Punishing God. God gives us the free will to accept HIM or not. I walked out on the movie as I felt there was no sense or realistic truths to this movie. Many people handle loss differently and question why God allowed this to happen. But I just did not spiritually relate to this movie, not uplifting at all.

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Too much violence
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age 12+

I was skeptical...

I was skeptical about the quality of the film despite the cast, but loved it! And, yes, the film is fiction, but with God, anything is possible! If you don't believe that God can speak to you through a typed letter, please read my personal blog about the odd slip of paper I found in a book I was reading as an answer to a request I made as an agnostic--which led me to Christ: God bless you. If you're unsure about the nature of God, or doubting whether He exists, JUST ASK HIM!

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