Conversations With God Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 27, 2006
The 'God' in Conversations with God acts like a psychotherapist and talks in the buzz-phrases of self-help speak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 26, 2006
The film treats its subject to a hagiography rather than a dramatization.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
October 29, 2006
What Walsch's message ultimately amounts to is for theologians and consumers to decide, but this uninspired presentation certainly drains it of some mystery and risks turning his writings into the ultimate self-help guide.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
October 26, 2006
What's most glaringly missing in this self-promotional marketing tool is, of all things, God, who gets only a bit role as Walsch's muse in a few scenes. He really oughta fire His agent.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 26, 2006
Conversations With God is not a movie; it's a brand extension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 27, 2006
God, if you exist, why do you keep letting morons like Walsch get rich?
| Original Score: 0/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 26, 2006
Writer Eric DelaBarre and director Stephen Simon deliver Walsch's apotheosis without any trace of irony. But their treatment of his misfortunes has some of the ring of truth, even though the movie lingers far too long over its own epiphanies.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
April 21, 2007
A coda after the closing credits, encouraging divine dialogues in general, does little to dispel the hagiographic aftertaste.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeff Giles
Bullz-Eye.com
December 7, 2006
The cinematography has all the flair and depth of your average episode of "Yes, Dear"; the score is a giggle-inducing juggernaut of obviousness; Eric DelaBarre's script contains virtually no believable dialogue; and Stephen Simons' direction carries the s
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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William Lobdell
Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2006
OK, Lord... For starters, since when do you talk like Dr. Phil?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2006
Corny and harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-Times
October 27, 2006
Spirituality is big business, especially on the printed page, but in movies we like the Big Message in the form of metaphor or allegory rather than a hammer over the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 1, 2006
What He does want, according to Walsch, is for us to have jobs we really like, and to make money. Lots of money.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 10, 2006
A terminally muddled movie, uncertain as to whether it's promoting Neale, God, Mammon, Putnam Books or the capitalist exploitation of spiritual need.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 30, 2006
The story of Walsch's travails never strains credulity, though helmer Simon's predilection for spiritual vistas with light breaking through clouds, arrested close-ups and endless long dissolves often skirts kitsch.
November 4, 2006
A conversation with God should be inspirational and moving, but this conversation loses some of the magnificence and glory when it's channeled through this very ordinary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 27, 2006
Conversations with God. Nice work if you can get it, and you can get it if you try.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
October 27, 2006
It may appeal to those who get teary eyed over Hallmark cards, but will bore anyone who views religion with passion and maturity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
November 3, 2006
Simon has made a garish, lumpy, melodramatic and altogether unconvincing film about a man hitting bottom and then hearing a voice that helps him regain a place in the world (and a pretty rich place, at that).
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 27, 2006
If God did start speaking to some random homeless guy, wouldn't he come up with some better material?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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