The Christmas Candle (2013) - Drama, Family

Hohum Score

10

Engaging

A pastor who's suffered a personal loss accepts a position in a town that believes in a Christmas miracle candle, which he strives to abolish.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: John Stephenson
Stars: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 42 found boring (11.9%)

One-line Reviews (18)

This stunning movie contains a stellar cast, a charming English village, and a heart- warming story of faith in the face of difficulty.

I sweet, simple enjoyable Christmas film with a message of faith and hope.

I fully enjoyed it.

This is a cliché laden film which insults the intelligence of Christians and non-Christians alike.

Most other viewers should find this movie enjoyable.

Unfortunately, it seems that the secular progressives here will savage any film that dares present God/Jesus Christ in a positive light and will somehow find a way to work in pointless, ad hominem attacks against, of all things, the Tea Party into a movie review.

It was engaging as he made discoveries in himself while attempting to help a town that was obsessed with the "Christmas candle" legend.

Very enjoyable movie .

First, this is a family move that is very enjoyable.

The story becomes increasingly muddled and boring with side plots of the villagers, each of whom wants the candle for their own reasons.

The acting is wonderful, though Susan Boyle is perhaps a bit more amateur in comparison to the rest, and the costumes are stunning!

However, this story is so compelling I think I would love it even if it was secular.

Stiff acting, predictable, overwrought emotionally, rote recitation of dialogue, the "christian" message so blatant it feels like you're being hit over the head with a bible, and now for what I didn't like about the movie.

Tea Party propaganda has its place and I actually thought I would laugh myself silly at this thing, but while clearly being anti-everything post-lightbulbs the movie is achingly boring it couldn't even achieve camp status.

Most kids will be bored and so will most adults.

Save your money, save time, save your brain from one of the most annoying holiday movies ever made.

I imagine the criteria for anything lower than a 5 would be spotty acting, horrible editing, music and a pathetic, non- entertaining plot.

The plot had a number of unexpected twists and turns that kept you interested to see how each situation was resolved.