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50
L.A. Weekly
Beyond a lack of enthralling characters or convincing plotting, though, what's most glaringly missing in this self-promotional marketing tool is, of all things, God, who gets only a bit role as Walsch's muse in a few scenes.
50
It's an agreeable enough tale right up until God butts in and starts talking; even if you can swallow the premise, it isn't particularly cinematic to watch a guy endlessly scribbling on legal pads.
42
If, like me, you haven't read this book, the movie makes little sense, and has zero inspirational kick. It's just a depressing parable about a fellow who sinks lower and lower in life until he figures out a nebulous new way to sell God to the masses.
40
Corny and harmless, Conversations With God is a humanistic little movie with a real belief in the power of redemption and a positive enough message: “Love is the answer.” Or: “Go to your Godspace.” Whichever speaks more clearly to you.
38
New York Daily News
One of Walsch's precepts is that you should never make a living doing something you hate. If I'd known that, I might not have felt obliged to sit through every excruciating minute of this sanctimonious infomercial.
38
Chicago Tribune
Despite valiant efforts from Czerny and from the fine stage actress Vilma Silva, who plays one of Walsch's many saviors, the result would qualify as a blandly inspirational amateur hour if the running time weren't closer to two.
38
Miami Herald
The movie itself frustrates by guarding the secret of Walsch's newfound spirituality.
25
The movie appears to be a contrived, poorly produced attempt to sell more of the author's books.
25
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
An achingly sincere but often staggeringly inept attempt to introduce Walsch's message to movie audiences.
0
New York Post
God, if you exist, why do you keep letting morons like Walsch get rich?

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