The Ultimate Life Synopsis
Between the pressures of running his grandfather Red Stevens' foundation, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens’ world is unraveling.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The performers are more competent than compelling, a common failing of faith-based films. Blame the edge-free, freshly-scrubbed characters...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This second feature based on a best-selling book by Jim Stovall is mainly repetitive in its themes and suffers from a melodramatic plotline...
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The New York Times

By Daniel M. Gold
The Ultimate Life is hampered by a predictable story, stereotypical characters and wooden acting.
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Slant Magazine

By Drew Hunt
Its thinly veiled message of social conservatism and religious affirmations as the pathway to an ideal life is delivered with all the...
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The message of The Ultimate Life could be summed up on a greeting card. Or rather, 12 greeting cards.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Again. Via Red’s experiences as a young man and wildcatter, Jason learns that money cannot buy happiness. What the viewers learn is that...
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By Geoff Berkshire
At least the narrative sloppiness and ineptly delivered themes in the script by Brian Bird and Lisa G. Shillingburg (freely adapted from the...
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Great movie with a great message!

By mcadams255
Best movie I've seen in a long time! There is so much violence and profanity in movies today, that's why I haven't been to a movie in a long time. Go see this movie, you won't regret it!...

Ignore the critics. This is worth seeing!

By alzeolla
About time I can go see a movie and not have to block out all the bad language, violence and nudity! Very good movie! Makes you think about your life! The critics need to get a clue. GO SEE!...

Fantastic Movvie!!!

By rmarhoffer
This is a great family movie that will is both compelling and moving. Best movie made in a long time. Realistic characters and great acting!!! There should be more movies like this released....


By lusac
This movie reflects the lost values in today society that deals with relationship. My father was this person and realized that working hard is good but working hard with family is better. I enjoyed...

The Ultimate Life

By leerob14
I really enjoyed this movie. It was a bit sappy at times but was good with good values to be learned from it. I would recommend you go see this. No bad language or sex involved what so ever. We...

The Ultimate Life Reveals What Is Missing Today

By boomernetwork
It is The Ultimate Gift's sequel, and, as a sequel, stood up well. However, my wife and I thought it 'could' be a good stand-alone movie, but viewing could be extremely advanced by knowledge of the...

Yes, a good one!

By Lorentzen467
Go see it as Hollywood puts out fewer PG family movies. Ages teens on up. The story reminds us of the little things in life and what matters - a breath of fresh air from being under attack by the...

The Ultimate Life

By 21movielover
Loved this movie! Great family film. Took my emotions up and down then back up again! Loved the acting, the story, the setting.. All of it! The writing was exceptional... Funny, sad, thought...

The Ultimate Life

By donpolly
This is one of the best movies, I have ever seen. These critics must be "NUTS"! Right up there, with other, rare "greats" like: Dr. Chivago; Gone With The Wind; Lawrence Of Arabia. Most other...


By Tracypriest19
The storyline is good. I like what the message of the movie is . But I felt like I was watching a bad made for TV movie. Very trite writing, slow moving, predictable, cheesy lines. At times so cheesy...

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Rated PG | For A Brief Battle Scene and Mild Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Heavy-handed drama about true measure of wealth.
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