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  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There is no reason a film with an agenda can’t also be engaging or thought-provoking. But what we have here is not so much a movie as a blunt Sunday sermon. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Glossier and more lavishly produced than most faith-based films, the film directed by Steve Race is ultimately undone by a relentless preachiness that gives it the feel of a two-hour sermon. show more

  • 63
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    The dialogue in places leans toward the banal, but a couple of plot twists help hold interest. show more

  • 50
    Steven Boone RogerEbert.com

    Molina's story is worth telling. I suspect that, in this form, it will reach some of the at-risk youth who are clearly his target audience. But for myself and most folks expecting a movie, it is too transparent an infomercial for the church to move the mountain. show more

  • 25
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    This overlong drama plays like a threefold infomercial: for Christianity, the cheesy resort chain Sandals and Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins, the rapper-turned-actor playing drug kingpin Miles Montego. show more

  • 25
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    It’s a film of limp police procedures — stake outs that aren’t really clandestine, generic prison scenes, interrogations by underlines that suggest the leading players weren’t available on set for the entire day. show more

  • 30
    Nathan Rabin The Dissolve

    As a film, it’s sappy, preachy, and sleepily paced, but it also makes walking in faith seem about as flavorful and appealing as a lettuce sandwich on white bread, slathered in mayo. show more

  • 11
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    I’m in Love With a Church Girl is not unambitious: It crams into its two hours terminal illness, money laundering, a DEA sting, clubbing, a prolonged coma, and lots of Bible study. But the action – punishingly turgid, spread-it-on-a-cracker cheesy – feels inauthentic, ginned up only to promote the film’s come-to-Jesus messaging, and to call the acting amateurish does a disservice to hard-working amateurs everywhere. show more

  • 30
    Annlee Ellingson Los Angeles Times

    Suffers from the same ills as too many movies that preach to the choir: a laborious length, formulaic plot and dialogue and, disappointing for a film that stars a rapper, a stock score. Content aside, Molina's testimony isn't good cinema either. show more

  • 30
    Miriam Bale The New York Times

    This is a message film with the narrative sophistication of a recruiting pamphlet. show more

  • November 02, 2013 Eddie B.
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    Looking at the trailer, didn\'t do this movie ANY justice. This was an EXCELLENT movie. Props to JaRule and his Co-star. This is DEFINITELY a movie for the collection. GOD CAN CHANGE ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO CHANCE! GIVE GOD A CHANCE, WATCH HIM WORK!

  • October 31, 2013 Rev. William Pee
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    Truly insperational and refreshing. A must see! Rev. William Pee

  • October 30, 2013 Praise the Lord!
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    Inspiring, purposeful, well told story. Great family movie. 10 thumbs up!

  • October 29, 2013 mighty85tones
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    This was an excellent movie.

  • October 25, 2013 Barb
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    I wanted to give this two stars but it is only letting me give it one...which is ok...Acting left much to be desired, story line was not realistic quite often, BUT the underlying message was good.

  • October 25, 2013 gwsmitty
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    This is the first movie in a long time that did not have a lot of cussing and swearing which seems to be the norm nowadays for young people. I really enjoyed the movie which was a little slow at times. The message was never give up losing your faith in GOD and JESUS.

  • October 24, 2013 VINCENT WALLACE
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    So my rating on I\'m in Love with a church Girl- No ZZs(meaning i didn\'t fall asleep for one moment)which equates to it must be a good flick. Check it out for yourself Good story line,colorful cast. Beats the heck out of these slavery movies they keep making. OMG-please give slavery a rest!

  • October 21, 2013 Alecia
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    A good movie with great intentions, acting a bit amateur but the message should be heard!

  • October 17, 2013 dannyatvillages
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    This film shows what a person can become when all other means to a better life fail.

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