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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This second feature based on a best-selling book by Jim Stovall is mainly repetitive in its themes and suffers from a melodramatic plotline and hamfisted execution. show more

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    Roger Moore Movie Nation

    The performers are more competent than compelling, a common failing of faith-based films. Blame the edge-free, freshly-scrubbed characters that they play. Sadly, even as a safe-for-seniors saga ready-made for The Hallmark Channel, this is pretty thin gruel. show more

  • 25
    Drew Hunt Slant Magazine

    Its thinly veiled message of social conservatism and religious affirmations as the pathway to an ideal life is delivered with all the predigested sentimentality of a Hallmark card. show more

  • 20
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Again. Via Red’s experiences as a young man and wildcatter, Jason learns that money cannot buy happiness. What the viewers learn is that money can’t buy a good movie either. show more

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    Daniel M. Gold The New York Times

    The Ultimate Life is hampered by a predictable story, stereotypical characters and wooden acting. show more

  • 10
    Geoff Berkshire Variety

    At least the narrative sloppiness and ineptly delivered themes in the script by Brian Bird and Lisa G. Shillingburg (freely adapted from the novel by Jim Stovall) feel of a piece with the entire production. show more

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    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The message of The Ultimate Life could be summed up on a greeting card. Or rather, 12 greeting cards. show more

  • September 24, 2013 ua00000000079725
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    Very disappointed! Extremely slow moving and rather dull. I agree that the message of the movie was excellent, but the movie itself was at best a \"made for TV\" movie that would have been best on Lifetime or the Hallmark Channel.

  • September 14, 2013 xc00000000165813
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    This movie is awesome! Very reflective about what really matters in life(:

  • September 12, 2013 maslusser
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    Very inspirational movie that would be good for young people to see instead of being constantly bombarded by violent movies with no plot! I highly recommend it and hopefully Hollywood will get the message that the public is tired of a bunch of foul language and violence.

  • September 10, 2013 imjerryrodger
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    I saw the first movie, and now this is a follow up on it. I would recommend seeing the first one if you can before this movie. It is Ultimate ? (the title is next to the listing) Fantastic movie - why can\'t we see more of this type of Movie.

  • September 10, 2013 MARY
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    Very Good movie! Movie should have repeated the gifts at the toward at the end of the movie. The director did a very good job.

  • September 09, 2013 BETTY
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    This is the best movie we've seen in almost two years. Even my husband liked it very much! I give it five stars.

  • September 08, 2013 redbrespookie
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    I agree with derayvon! This movie is wonderful, and also can\'t believe no one is talking about it. Very inspirational.....teached much needed life lessons.

  • September 08, 2013 derayvon
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    Life changing movie, very inspirational, Life lessons that we All need. please surport this movie cant believe its not in more theaters. I Loved IT !!!!!!! AND PLEASE TAKE THE KIDS. VON.

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