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  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2013
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Nov 21, 2013
    60
    The Christmas Candle" seems destined to be a Hallmark movie of the week. But in spite of the hammy histrionics requisite for the genre, it is not at all a turkey.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 22, 2013
    50
    Ultimately, this throwback, made-for-TV-style film takes the easy way out in a cheesy climax, but its resolute quaintness may appeal to the kind of viewers who regard electricity as disturbingly newfangled.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Nov 21, 2013
    50
    It’s hard to imagine this tale of tradition and miracles leading skeptics to contemplation, much less faith.
  4. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    Dec 9, 2013
    40
    Indigestible Christmas stodge.
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Nov 21, 2013
    40
    The residents of the English village Gladbury in the period holiday film The Christmas Candle might as well be bustling about in a snow globe for all their dimples, yuletide obsession and quaint, consumptive coughs.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 21, 2013
    40
    Its hopelessly stodgy execution will test the patience of even the most enthusiastic audiences for faith-based films.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 28, 2014
    8
    This is a charming and heartwarming family movie. The cinematography is good. It It has some twists and some humor, too. My wife and IThis is a charming and heartwarming family movie. The cinematography is good. It It has some twists and some humor, too. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and will get our own copy when it is released this fall. Full Review »
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    7
    Isle of Man provides a magical setting for a pleasant period piece celebrating the Magic of Christmas. As well, Susan Boyle provides theIsle of Man provides a magical setting for a pleasant period piece celebrating the Magic of Christmas. As well, Susan Boyle provides the voice of an angel for the movie's theme song, Miracle Hymn. Full Review »