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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The filmmakers, longtime music video veterans, have delivered a technically polished production that belies the film's low budget. They've also elicited mostly strong performances. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    October Baby is being promoted as a Christian film, and it could have been an effective one. Rachel Hendrix is surprisingly capable in her first feature role, and Jasmine Guy is superb in her scene. Unfortunately, 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. show more

  • 50
    Washington Post

    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. show more

  • 38
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Its anti-abortion stance aside, October Baby looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    May be well-intentioned, but it's as obvious and inert as a spoonful of mashed potatoes. show more

  • 60
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    There are few issues more bitterly divisive than abortion, with emotions and rhetoric running at fever pitch. October Baby is a faith-based movie that resides staunchly in the pro-life camp. Yet 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. show more

  • 40
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    With a scattered, meandering script, a stable of throwaway characters and an almost laughably drawn-out ending, it's all amounts to standard movie-of-the-week fare dressed up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. show more

  • 20
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    October Baby earns points for the originality of its protagonist but it has no chance of preaching to anyone but the choir. show more

  • 70
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    A film whose poignancy is hard to deny whatever side of the abortion debate you fall on. show more

  • 60
    Joe Leydon Variety

    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 after learning the circumstances of her birth. show more

  • October 15, 2012 Ro
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    This move was both educational and entertaining. Involves this deeply emotional issue of our time. Gently conveys the difficult dilemna presented to women and society. Definitely PRO-Life. Great life lessons for teenagers both boys and girls ! Highlights the need for forgiveness.

  • August 07, 2012 ym00000000127868
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    Makes you wonder what else goes on that we can\'t even fathom...

  • May 19, 2012 anchor1234
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    must see for older teenagers

  • May 06, 2012 TPorterRN
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    Very moving, powerful movie about healing & forgiveness. One of the best movies I\'ve seen in a long time. Bring your tissues!

  • April 29, 2012 dogtorbill
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    The best movie in years; Should be required viewing for all 13year olds

  • April 28, 2012 annevalicenti
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    I have seen this movie twice. It was an excellent movie that touches many people’s lives. It illustrated how forgiveness sets you free. My only complaint is that it only played at our local theater at a time when many could not attend. Why is it that we cannot treat beautiful movies that have no sex, violence, and foul language with the same respect as the garbage that comes out of Hollywood is treate

  • April 26, 2012 Charlie, Cathie
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    One of the absolute best movies I have ever seen

  • April 21, 2012 tdclibbon
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    Great acting, very enjoyable, and well worth seeing. Good movie to take youir teens to see.

  • April 21, 2012 pkhometeam
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    Terrific movie! Laughter, Drama, Tears..... Bring a tissue.

  • April 14, 2012 LITTLEST ANGEL
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    This movie is a \"BLESSING\"! I wish everyone could see this film. It isfilled with so many wonderful messages of God\'s love and mercy - of His forgiveness and unconditional love for all His children. Each character is each of us - if we allow Christ to work within us - to become love for others, to be forgiving, hopefilled ,children of such a loving Father. Share this movie with all those that you love and those who need to be loved.

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