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Conversations With God Reviews

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The film is professionally mounted, smoothly constructed and carried with ease by Czerny's assured performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
Harvey S. Karten
January 19, 2007
Resembles a vanity project that looks as though every frame was submitted by producer-director Simon to Mr. Walsch for his approval.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 8, 2006
The facial hair that actor Henry Czerny is forced to wear in Conversations With God is ludicrous, even laughable -- as is much of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Giles
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
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
November 16, 2006
...boils down to the assertion that God is that voice in your head, a fairly innocent concept until God starts telling you to do something wrong.
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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
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
November 10, 2006
An amateurishly assembled movie-of-the- week-calibre feature with little dramatic energy for the depiction of a life-changing epiphany.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
November 10, 2006
Although Stephen Simon's film has the mawkish trappings of an inspirational tale, its unseemly emphasis on monetary matters makes Walsch seem less interested in the spiritual possibilities of his celestial networking skills than their financial benefits.
| Original Score: 1/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
November 7, 2006
B movie w/ good heart. Not everyone will buy into the spirituality dogma, I'm not sure I do. But, there is a definite need for all of us to take a deeper look into our souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Shawn Levy
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).
| Original Score: C-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2006
This film adaptation of Neale Donald Walsch's best-selling book series plays more like an infomercial than a thoughtful exploration of religious issues.
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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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Ronnie Scheib
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.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 30, 2006
Bomides of the most banal sort...If you don't already belong to the choir, the preaching isn't likely to make much of an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2006
Corny and harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 28, 2006
What is unclear (to me, at least) is the process by which Walsch answered 'yes' to God's question and suddenly became a writer, doing what appears to be automatic writing of his first book.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 28, 2006
The film has nuggets here and there, which hint of something more, but all we get are situation and opaque, one-dimensional characters.
| Original Score: 2/5
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