The Second Chance Reviews

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
[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.
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.
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.
February 17, 2006
It's not the message that bothered me but the obvious way in which it's delivered.
February 17, 2006
Second Chance delivers its parable of spiritual growth with enough tender nuance that it doesn't merely preach to the choir.
February 16, 2006
Startlingly direct, if unavoidably preachy, The Second Chance takes aim at Christianity's racial divide and the corporatization of faith.
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.