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October Baby Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 28, 2015
A well-intentioned yet hopelessly ineffective drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 24, 2012
tries to walk a line between abortion drama and adoption drama. All the wringing of hands in this film are results of cliches we've seen in television and movies for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
While it's better than most movies of its kind, it's still pretty weak entertainment, though choir members should feel free to sing its praises. Amen.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 21, 2012
Sometimes it is simply impossible for me to look at a movie with complete objectivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
April 20, 2012
A couple of scenes - especially one with a cop with a heart - are touching. Depending on your point of view, October Baby does manage to score more than a few points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 13, 2012
The filmmaking is lugubrious and heavy-handed, and the dramatic arc stagnant and airless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
April 12, 2012
"October Baby" looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
April 3, 2012
Faith-based drama about adoption, abortion, forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
March 25, 2012
A definitely pro-life story that will anger those who see no redeeming aspect for this position. For those who do agree with the premise this will be a cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Todd Jorgenson
March 23, 2012
Heavy-handed proselytizing trumps genuine emotional impact.
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Andrew O'Hehir
March 23, 2012
The odds that this has happened in the real world approach those of being struck by lightning and eaten by a shark at the same time. With a winning lottery ticket tucked in your swimsuit.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Timed to come out in the middle of a political dogfight over birth control, when candidates tell their supporters that they'll "get rid of Planned Parenthood," October Baby could have hot-button appeal for a certain audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 23, 2012
An inept message picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Diana Saenger
March 23, 2012
An entertaining and relevant faith-based movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 23, 2012
Avoids the outright preachiness of the Sherwood Productions films … certainly a good-looking film … too much tell and not enough show.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bill Gibron
March 23, 2012
Instead of taking the WWJD pronouncements and beating us over the head with them, Guy goes for the truth and takes us there, teary eyed
| Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 23, 2012
May be somewhat distasteful in subject and dubious in theme, but its presentation is as bright and shiny and polished as the fresh face of its pretty young star, Rachel Hendrix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
March 23, 2012
Sloppily gums the subject of abortion, never discovering truth or feeling. It's all forgiveness and climactic smiles, missing a great opportunity to bring a direct point of view forward worth some honest post-screening conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mike Scott
March 23, 2012
Standard movie-of-the-week fare dressed up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 23, 2012
[An] earnest, faith-based drama, which lacks sufficient entertainment value to make its message go down more palatably.
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