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The Shack Reviews

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June 8, 2017
Good intentions, but far too earnest to appeal to anyone beyond those who believe you can fight a true crisis of the soul with a campfire and some Kumbaya.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2017
This is more of a sermon than a movie, so its appeal will very much depend on where you stand on that kind of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2017
Based on William Paul Young's best-selling 2007 novel, this endlessly earnest but ultimately unconvincing film serves up plenty of cheese with little depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 3, 2017
The Shack isn't necessarily a hellish ordeal, but it's no godsend either.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 5, 2017
British director Stuart Hazeldine cranks up the digital effects to give a fairly interesting interpretation of heaven, but they cannot make up for how this is a sermon, turned into a play, dressed up with computer-aided show-and-tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 8, 2017
The Shack will appeal to those who like Christian cinema and put the theme above the technical attributes. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2017
Its copious amounts of cinematic flaws actually render it borderline incoherent and an absolute chore to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 5, 2017
Not even Octavia Spencer can redeem this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 5, 2017
Which way is the exit?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 3, 2017
At times The Shack is able to provoke real thought and introspection. But as a movie, it struggles with issues of structure and execution, which no doubt happened in the book-to-film transition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 2, 2017
For a faith-based film that aims to promote spiritual healing and prescribe forgiveness, The Shack is almost unforgivably joyless and visually bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2017
If Octavia Spencer is God, then Lord, take me to church.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2017
After two hours of this drivel, I was praying for the end credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 9, 2017
To approach spirituality on screen and maintain a sense of enchantment is a hurdle many a filmmaker have fallen over - and it's one that Stuart Hazeldine has struggled with.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 3, 2017
Based on the sleeper bestseller by Canadian author William P. Young, The Shack offers an enlightening - if dispiriting - vantage on contemporary, non-denominational Christianity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 28, 2017
Perhaps there are Christians who will appreciate The Shack's Oprahfied universal heaven, wherein no bad deed goes punished. But it made us pine for the Book of Job God to spitefully hurl leviathans and behemoths.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 2, 2017
When Worthington and his wacky trio are allowed to loosen up, The Shack radiates with undeniable sweetness, but the darker elements grind it to an unnerving halt.
Full Review | Original Score: C--
March 2, 2017
Most of its running time is taken with mollifying conversations between Mack and the movie's New Age-meets-Bible Belt oversimplifications of the Holy Trinity. It fits right into a long tradition of quasi-mystical pseudo-parables.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 8, 2017
Despite the coolest deity casting since Dogma's Alanis Morrisette, this faith-based fantasy won't win over many non-believers or cinematic admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2017
Insipid
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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