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To Save a Life Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 23, 2010
One of the biggest problems in most Christian genre movies is their lack of edge, a reluctance on the part of the filmmakers to show ugly reality.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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July 4, 2010
Miles ahead in terms of production values and an avoidance of overt proselytizing. It'll likely be an enormous hit with the evangelical communities at which it's targeted. That doesn't save it from being an utter failure outside that narrow context.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 22, 2010
To Save a Life would be bland and boring even as a half-hour after-school special.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
January 22, 2010
But forget the lame performances and arch, preachy sentiment; the movie's sham hip-hop and spurious alternative music alone should keep teenagers away. Thank goodness.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
January 22, 2010
This is a deftly acted, generally absorbing cautionary tale with wider allure than its faith-based label may imply.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Andrew Barker
Variety
January 21, 2010
Hints at becoming a thoughtful portrait of a teen's spiritual crisis, then abandons all narrative integrity to hit its church-mandated marks.
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
January 19, 2010
To Save a Life is about as subtle as this closing credit: "The producers would like to thank: GOD."