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October Baby Reviews

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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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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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.
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 22, 2012
Like the bloodied placards brandished by demonstrators outside women's health clinics, the film communicates in the language of guilt and fear.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 22, 2012
The closer Hannah gets to her goal, the more insistent the sermonizing becomes. By the time she confronts the woman who rejected her (a careerist lawyer), we are neck-deep in Lifetime TV bathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2012
A film whose poignancy is hard to deny whatever side of the abortion debate you fall on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 22, 2012
Directors Andrew and Jon Erwin, who also contributed to the story, rarely let their film get didactic, instead going for a more low-key approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 22, 2012
Newcomer Rachel Hendrix grabs attention and sustains sympathy as a lovely yet troubled 19-year-old student determined to unlock the secrets of her past.
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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
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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
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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.