88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Achieves something that is uncommonly difficult. It is a spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and atheists -- in that descending order, I suspect.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The biggest hole in this picture is not so much whether an audience will buy its miracles but whether an audience will care about Henry Poole. Wilson hits the same notes in virtually every scene without any change to his physical rhythms or moods.
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63

New York Post

Sappy and corny, but there are a few lovely moments.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A large part of the movie's appeal can be attributed to Wilson, more dour than he's been in ages and yet more interesting, too.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Handsomely photographed by Eric Schmidt and nicely underplayed by the actors, the film relies too much on its jukebox soundtrack to convey mood.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A strange and thoughtful little movie.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film has some amusing moments and can be intriguing when it focuses on the slow transformation of a hopeless, faithless man.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's less a tale of religious rebirth than a faith-based Hallmark card.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's easy to see how a film so unafraid of religious touchstones could become a phenomenon among the faithful. Nonbelievers, however, need not apply.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Manages a fairly rare trick: It's a movie that's both deeply felt and completely phony.
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44 out of 100
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