To Save a Life Reviews

November 24, 2011
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.
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.
January 22, 2010
To Save a Life would be bland and boring even as a half-hour after-school special.
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.
January 22, 2010
This is a deftly acted, generally absorbing cautionary tale with wider allure than its faith-based label may imply.
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.
January 19, 2010
To Save a Life is about as subtle as this closing credit: "The producers would like to thank: GOD."