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  • 25
    NPR

    Miles ahead in terms of production values and a conscious avoidance of overt proselytizing. It will likely be an enormous success with the evangelical communities at which it's targeted. That doesn't save it from being an utter failure outside that narrow context. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Overlong and entirely too ambitious in the number of “issues” it tries to cover, To Save a Life wanders all over the place before reaching its very predictable conclusions. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Produced with the best of intentions by a California church and directed without distinction by first-timer Brian Baugh, To Save a Life would be bland and boring even as a half-hour after-school special. show more

  • NA
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    A well-meaning but ineptly made message movie. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Manages to be appealing, poignant and inspiring in ways that are gentle and quite real. This smartly calibrated film also pulls off something rare by presenting religious commitment as something that's not only potentially healing and elevating, but also kind of cool. show more

  • 30
    Variety

    Just as representations of human sexuality on film are often unpleasantly twisted by the grotesqueries of the porn industry, so, too, are filmic representations of religious conversion homogenized by the faith-based entertainment industry. Case in point: Debutante director Brian Baugh's To Save a Life. show more

  • 20
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    To Save a Life wants to rescue kids from the Satanic messages of "Gossip Girl"--a benign, even worthy enough objective, but must alternatives to empty, materialistic adolescence require baptism in the Pacific? show more

  • 10
    The New York Times

    The film would be a mere nuisance if not for its shameless exploitation of school shootings to advance its agenda. show more

  • April 12, 2011 Racheal
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    I to think this movie would safe lives. If we would just set down with our preteen and let them know that there is hope in God today. Allot of young people could be saved from a life that they think is not worth living.

  • August 15, 2010 DaMaRiS nOeLLe
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    I thought this was an excellent movie! I think should be a movie that kids have to watch the first day of highschool! It is so true! I love that it is a christian movie to!

  • August 11, 2010 BrynBun
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    I believe every teenager should see this movie,and not just from a christianity point of view,but because it would change their actions and feelings towards eachother. Being a teenager is tough, this could open peoples eyes and hearts.

  • August 10, 2010 Apprentice311
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    Well I haven't see the movie but i read the book and is good, I just like. My favorite book so far.

  • August 06, 2010 vmarkham23
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    This is a thought provoking movie great for all teens and parents.....

  • May 07, 2010 rachel62894
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    This was an awesome movie! A lot of critics are hard on it, but they just don't understand how many lives this movie has & continues to change. To Save A Life is one of my favorites movies, I could see it again & again! @LitmusJam I believe the home DVD is coming out in August

  • March 14, 2010 Catrack11
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    this was a very good movie took a group of kids to see and two ask the lord into thier lives

  • March 07, 2010 Battierboy
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    TO SAVE A LIFE, THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER!!! EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!

  • March 05, 2010 LitmusJam
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    Hay does any one Know when this movie is out on DVD .. will it be out before APril. :)

  • February 28, 2010 cheetah303707
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    IT IS AN AMAZING MOVIE THAT IS VERY INSPIRING. AND IT SHOWS HOW WHEN YOU HAVE GOD ON YOUR SIDE,THINGS WILL FIND A WAY TO WORK OUT

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