Louder Than Words Synopsis
John and Brenda try to put their life together after the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria. As they deal with their numbing grief, they discover a way to honor their daughter’s wish for health and well-being for all children. With the help...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s a feel-good film with an infectious sense of fun and inspiration that brings out the best in people instead of catering to their...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
This story truly is inspirational and a lesson about civic responsibility. However, it makes for little more than a TV movie or a...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Duchovny tamps down his sardonic style to play a quiet guy, but the result is blandness. Timothy Hutton gives a solid turn as a standup...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Unfortunately director Anthony Fabian prefers to dole out emotion in short bursts of superficial montage rather than fully dramatic scene...
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38

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
What is harder to achieve than building a hospital? Producing a realistic movie about coping with grief by helping others – at least for...
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30

Village Voice

By Steve Erickson
Louder Than Words obviously means well, but its brand of cheap uplift is the kind of cheese that actually breeds cynicism.
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30

The New York Times

By Ben Kenigsberg
There’s a way to tell this story that wouldn’t come across as soggy or manipulative. However well intentioned, Louder Than Words doesn’t...
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25

Slant Magazine

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Never once does it project an intuitive understanding of how humans would behave or react in the midst of such a shattering misfortune.
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25

Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins
At every turn, the movie is less moving than the real-life events that inspired it.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
This Lifetime-grade pic is bad enough to have no impact, a vanity project whose ostensible story -- a grieving dad fights bureaucracy to...
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Inspiring

By mtesei
I thought the movie was raw, emotional and inspiring. It is about a family that turns pain and sorrow into something positive. Maria's legacy will live on forever and I was honored to have seen the...

By Regular Pioneer
too bad it has the f bomb...

Louder Than Words.

By russellgibson
Movie reviewers tend to not revue a film but tend to tell you what it is about. I read some of the so called revues on this film. I give the reviewers one star if that. This film is spectacular , The...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language, some thematic material and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Earnest family drama about coping with tragedy is very sad.
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