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The Second Chance Reviews

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June 1, 2007
A modern morality play whose positive messages are undercut by its pandering, paternalistic tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 11, 2006
This may be a church movie, but it's one of the better ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2006
As divided as the two very different churches at its center, The Second Chance reps an uneasy marriage of spiritual conviction and dramatic expedience.
February 17, 2006
There are a lot of good messages in The Second Chance about how Christianity is a mix of love, both gentle and tough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 17, 2006
It is earnest, cliched, often awkward and unlikely to inspire anyone who isn't already thoroughly sold on its message of salvation through community activism.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2006
[The film is] designed to launch Christian pop singer Michael W. Smith as a movie brand name. It doesn't really succeed at that, but it does manage to send a positive message in a pretty polished movie, a message aimed at regular church-goers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2006
[The film is] sabotaged by hackneyed dialogue, sluggish pacing and a listless performance by Smith, who only springs to life when he's singing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2006
A movie-of-the-week treatment of race and class, the film credibly portrays the day-to-day workings of an urban ministry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2006
It's not the message that bothered me but the obvious way in which it's delivered.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 17, 2006
Second Chance delivers its parable of spiritual growth with enough tender nuance that it doesn't merely preach to the choir.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 16, 2006
... a sincerely (if not exactly subtly) performed spiritual drama with a faith-based lesson in humility and the practical charity of offering a helping hand.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 16, 2006
Startlingly direct, if unavoidably preachy, The Second Chance takes aim at Christianity's racial divide and the corporatization of faith.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2006
Sure, there are lots of positive messages about following your calling and seeing how others live, but that message would better resonate with the audience if the story wasn't so bland.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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