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October Baby Reviews

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
March 22, 2012
Heavily vested in its peculiarly glossy agitprop that, like Saint Sebastian, it invites the arrows of kneejerk derision. Too bad, as the film has really lovely performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
March 23, 2012
Extended scenes are dominated by heavy dialogue, while the lighter moments are relegated to montages of prancing across a beach, for example, which simply aren't that effective at buoying the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 22, 2012
The film as a whole is amateurish and ungainly, can't find a consistent tone, is too long, is overladen with music that tries to paraphrase the story and is photographed with too many beauty shots that slow the progress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
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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Alison Willmore
AV Club
March 22, 2012
This isn't a movie; this is propaganda for the already converted.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 22, 2012
It's neither entertaining nor thought provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
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
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
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
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 23, 2012
"October Baby" may be well-intentioned, but it's as obvious and inert as a spoonful of mashed potatoes.
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
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
March 20, 2012
A slick piece of pro-life propaganda, it has relatively luxe production values, painfully earnest performances, and a drippy "inspirational" score.
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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 23, 2012
"October Baby" doesn't even meet the standards of decent propaganda. It is, in fact, indecent propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 23, 2012
Trafficking in 2-D morality and unlikely to be seen by the unconverted, "October Baby" would have been better off as a bumper sticker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 28, 2015
A well-intentioned yet hopelessly ineffective drama...
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
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