Letters To God


Letters To God (2010)



Critic Consensus: Letters to God's heartwarming real-life story is lost in a heavy-handed drama that's too pat and oppressively earnest to effectively tug the heartstrings.


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A heartfelt tale of inspiration, hope and redemption, "Letters to God" is the story of what happens when one boy's walk of faith crosses paths with one man's search for meaning -- the resulting transformational journey touches the lives of everyone around them.

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Lisa Curtis
as Erin Miller
Christopher Schmidt
as Walter Finley
Lyanna Tumaneng
as Linda Baker
Tanner Maguire
as Tyler Doherty
Michael Bolten
as Ben Doherty
Ralph Waite
as Cornelius Perryfield
Dennis Neal
as Lester Stevens
Cristian Cunningham
as Carl - Postal Supervisor
Carol Saragusa
as Cathy - Postal Clerk
Robyn Lively
as Maddy Doherty
Mandy Best
as Nurse Jamie Lynn
Avery Sommers
as Nurse Carol
Jeffrey S.S. Johnson
as Brady McDaniels
Tom Nowicki
as Jack the Bartender
Bailee Madison
as Samantha Perryfield
Carl Amari
as Alex Wheaton
Andrea Conte
as Miss Emily
Karley Scott Collins
as Ashley Turner
Brett Rice
as Bar Guy
L. Derek Leonidoff
as Pastor Andy
Erin Bethea
as Chemotherapy Nurse
Salem Murphy
as Dr. Rashaad
Sam Smith
as Tow Truck Driver
Brad Benedict
as Coach Dave
Whitney Goin
as Ex-Wife
Pamela Landwirth
as Miss Pamela
Wintley Phipps
as Give Kids the World Emcee
Lee Dawson
as Joe Letter Carrier
Tonia Kerr
as Samantha's Mom
Tyler Cravens
as Samantha's Dad
Brendan Doughtie
as Justin McDaniels
Katie Prestwood
as Mrs. Stevens
Justin Smith
as Sergeant Baker
Stan Hawthorne
as Bicycle Rider
Ralph White
as Cornelius Perryfield
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Critic Reviews for Letters To God

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

With little in the way of story or spectacle to offer nonbelievers, the film itself just preaches to the choir.

Apr 15, 2010 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

There are so many characters basing their actions on what Jesus would do that Jesus just about deserves a co-screenwriting credit.

Apr 14, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This faith-based/fact-based inspirational weepie allows no one to escape the saintlike glow of its terminally ill protagonist.

Apr 9, 2010
Top Critic

While Letters to God is certainly family-friendly, the blandness robs it of whatever emotion or redemption the filmmakers were shooting for.

Apr 7, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4

Rather than unique, messy, wrenching truth, we get a home-fried narrative wrapped in a reassuring small-town bow.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

This drama is unabashedly preachy but satisfying nevertheless.

Nov 21, 2012 | Rating: 3.0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Letters To God


Very "Preachy". Incredibly Hokey. I enjoy a good christian / spiritual movie every now and then, but this one was just a little too over the top for me. Even that sometimes I can overlook...but the acting was just so awful at times, that I found myself cringing.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

I was actually afraid this one might be really bad but it was actually a pure gem. I sobbed at the end. It was just a pure good movie. Parts were a bit cheesy but it was uplifting and encouraging. They may have been a bit too many music montages but it wasn't preachy and it was only lacking in acting talent in a couple minor areas. (It may have been poor scripting and the poor actors could do nothing about it.) Otherwise, what a great movie! I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a movie about a child who changes people's lives for the better.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


i walked into this totally blind, simply waiting for another feature to begin and having no prior knowledge of what to expect (for such is my will and my way!). it's another well-meaning movie-of-the-week, based on a true story (as practically everything is nowadays) about a poor shlump kid dying of cancer and writing the titular "letters to God" to deal. did i say "well-meaning" yet?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


The only thing good I can say about this film is I saw it for free. Other than that, this film is like watching the Hallmark Channel. Over the top chesseiness and just way to corny for a person to handle. Not to mention, acting and writing that is so flat, that even it's emotional situations cannot get you touched at all. Letters to God is a slow, bland, cheeseball film. Story: C Acting: D+ Direction: D- Visuals: C Overall: D+ *1/2 out of 4 stars

Matthew Rodrigues
Matthew Rodrigues

Super Reviewer

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