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Miracles from Heaven (2016)



Critic Consensus: Miracles from Heaven makes the most out of an outstanding performance from Jennifer Garner, but it isn't quite enough to keep this faith-based drama from preaching to the choir.

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When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired. Based on a true story.

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Jennifer Garner
as Christy Beam
Kylie Rogers
as Anna Beam
Martin Henderson
as Kevin Beam
Courtney Fansler
as Adelyn Beam
John Carroll Lynch
as Pastor Scott
Eugenio Derbez
as Dr. Nurko
Gregory Alan Williams
as Dr. Joe Hester
Erica Allen McGee
as Church Lady
Brandon Spink
as Billy Snyder
Rhoda Griffis
as Church Lady
Bruce Altman
as Dr. Burgi
Zach Sale
as ER Doctor
Gwen Waymon
as School Nurse
Kenny Alfonso
as Dr. Dorsi
John Crow
as News Reporter
J.M. Longoria
as Airline Attendant
Maia Moss-Fife
as Pre-Op Nurse
Matt Mercurio
as Paramedic
Suehyla El-Attar
as Receptionist
Norma Alvarez
as Cafeteria Worker
Anne Holt
as News Anchor
Kim Banta
as Vet Receptionist
Emerald Robinson
as Woman with Big Hair
Judd Lormand
as Church Man
Mac Powell
as Lead Singer
Christina Bach Norman
as Boston Hospital Nurse
Tara Lee
as Waiting Room Nurse
Brian Bremer
as Grumpy Waiter
Christy Beam
as Real Christy
Annabel Beam
as Real Anna
Kevin Beam
as Real Kevin
Abigail Beam
as Real Abbie
Jose Garza
as CT Technician
Adelynn Beam
as Real Adelynn
Sunshine Bartell
as Boston Hospital Nurse
Morgan Burch
as Woman's Daughter
Harvest Parker
as Singer/Vocalist
John Andrew
as Impatient Man
Jennifer Finley
as Impatient Woman
Barbara Lynn Vincent
as Ticket Line Woman
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Critic Reviews for Miracles from Heaven

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (21)

You can't endear when you're subtly insulting, and Miracles From Heaven's otherwise good intentions are lost in its confusing mix of uplifting spirituality and judgment.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

It is a movie by believers, about believers, for believers, to the exclusion of all else, custom-tailored for private church-group showings.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Riggen has no shame when it comes to jerking the tears, and sometimes her manipulations work even on the hardest of hearts... One thing she should probably work on is the comedy.

March 16, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's a good Christian film that plays to its audience and preaches the importance of neighborly values.

March 16, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The question is never what will happen to 10-year-old Anna (Kylie Rogers), who suffers a bloated belly and chronic pain. The only issue is how long she, and the audience, will have to wait to find out.

March 16, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Miracles from Heaven wrings this story for everything it's worth, and is ultimately saved from mawkishness by the utter believability of Garner's performance as a mother who would do anything to save her daughter.

March 16, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Miracles from Heaven

"Miracles are everywhere." Jennifer Garner stars in the faith based film Miracles from Heaven. Based on a true story, when her daughter develops a life threatening digestive disorder Christy Beam struggles with her faith and goes to extremes to get her daughter medical care. Garner gives a very strong performance, as does child actress Kylie Rogers, and they have great chemistry as mother and daughter. Also, the script is especially well-written and never feels preacher or hockey (like a lot of faith based films do). And while there's a bit of melodrama, it's fairly restrained. A touching and powerful film, Miracles from Heaven is a compelling story about love and community.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Great film...kinda cheesy at times, but ultimately a fascinating story and worth checking out.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

Super Reviewer

Heaven help audiences who don't enjoy being hit over the head like a Whack-A-Mole with a movie's moral because - for all of the good graces of its cast and intentions - the better-than-most but nonetheless hopelessly syrupy Bible-thumper known as Miracles from Heaven accomplices just this. If you believe in Miracles, stick with a certain sports drama about ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics called, well, Miracle. This tidy bar of soap, however, forcefeeds the issue at hand, which gets empathy from a loyal flock but ingratiates the flocking rest. Sure, this movie has a target audience: stringent Christians. They came to the cinema as believers and would inarguably leave the cinema believers even if they were inexorably locked in and shown a Faces of Death marathon instead. What about other moviegoers? There are many faith-ful moviegoers, the writer of this review included. Why do faith-based movies have to be so on-the-nose when life just isn't so cut-n-dry? But the family at the center always does nicey nice activities together, says nicey nice things all of the time, and makes nicey nice friends like Queen Latifah very easily. In this PG-rated drama based on the book by Christy Beam, a young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Even when life lobs hardball issues like crippling financial woes at them, these plot points get handled in a softball manner--not in a "don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff" kind of way either but by addressing them and then not dealing with them at all. Life presents us with difficult challenges, as does our belief systems. Illustrated Bible Stories work for many when they are young and eat Play-Doh but offering them the live action equivalent as adults seems kind of demeaning. When one character says, "I've been a doctor for 25 years (and have) never seen anything like it," he's very wrong. EVERY faith based movie seems to pan out similarly to this. Admittedly, this one rings a tad truer thanks to the players. Jennifer Garner throws her all into the goings-on but, as well meaning as they are, an Illustrated Bible Story is an Illustrated Bible Story. Bottom line: Beginning to See the Blight

Jeff Boam
Jeff Boam

Super Reviewer

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