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Dear God Reviews

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TV Guide
July 20, 2009
Garry Marshall's fast-paced, Capra-esque comedy probably out-Capras Capra himself in sentimentality, but the terrific cast makes for a rarity: a feel good-comedy that's actually very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leonard Klady
March 26, 2009
It unfortunately has an unfinished quality, and plays very much like a good first draft for a much better movie than the one on view.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Horrendously unfunny.
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Annoyingly unfocused comedy flick with nary a laugh to be found.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004
Cute concept, middling execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Griffin
Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)
October 15, 2004
This shows Greg Kinnear at his most forced. Director Garry Marshall should've given Kinnear and the other actors more depth before taking it to the silver screen.
| Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star
August 30, 2003
Cutesy comedy that makes good use of the Kinnear charm.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Together, these characters discover the ideas of faith and fellowship as the film congratulates itself on its noble instincts.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Ultimately what we have here is further evidence of just how difficult it is to make a film that works.
| Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 7, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 14, 2002
'Dear God' commits the worst sin of all for a comedy -- it evokes very few laughs.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The movie is as well-intentioned as a Christmas card, but as a work of narrative art, it's a train wreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
In its own light-hearted way makes a good case for the spiritual benefits of service.
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Well-intentioned and generally likable, it's nevertheless disappointing to think of the film Dear God might have been as compared with the fluffy final edit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Wright
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
The title should be spoken with a grave shake of the head.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
A goofy, goodwill gesture toward the U.S. Postal Service, it's never funny and moves slower than an unaddressed letter without postage.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
As trite as the framework is, Dear God might have been a charming holiday film, if only its miracles weren't so trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A sickeningly bad pastiche of much better pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is a limp, lifeless story starring Greg Kinnear as a con man who becomes a do-gooder, and one of its many problems is that he was a lot more entertaining as a con man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
God, this thing is a total piece of junk. Even I'm embarrassed for You, and I'm an atheist.
| Original Score: 32/100
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