58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A bland, pious yet touching faith-based tearjerker.
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50

L.A. Weekly

With little in the way of story or spectacle to offer nonbelievers, the film itself just preaches to the choir.
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50

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Mr. Johnson and Ms. Lively are both pretty good, and with a more nuanced approach could have made this a powerful film.
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
While only the converted will likely see the redemption behind the manipulation, picture delivers a strong enough dose of spiritual saccharine to yield solid if not heavenly returns from its trusty target audience.
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38

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Good looking (it was filmed in Winter Garden) but slow and bland, this faith-based tear-jerker is a depressingly unemotional affair, with writing and some of the acting so flat that even its emotionally loaded situations can’t inspire waterworks.
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30

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
Letters to God is far too simplistic and pandering to find success outside of the targeted church-going family moviegoers it’s hoping to reach.
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0

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
I’ve seen sick kids exploited for all sorts of reasons – usually as easy ploys to manipulate emotions but sometimes to sell things or encourage philanthropic outpourings – but Letters to God takes the cake (make that the holy wafer).
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31 out of 100
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