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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
  1. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Nov 21, 2013
    30
    The whole thing is sentimental corn, which isn’t bad if it’s handled with conviction and sincerity. But the direction by John Stephenson (better known for special effects than directing) is resolutely stiff and hollow. That’s murder for a movie dealing with miracles.
  2. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Nov 20, 2013
    30
    The Christmas Candle is not only as picturesque and beautiful as a holiday card but also just as two-dimensionally flat.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 21, 2013
    20
    This odd Dickens-meets-Sunday-school movie is as artless as the setup is muddled.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Sobczynski
    Sep 9, 2014
    38
    The end result is the kind of vaguely distasteful Yuletide concoction that viewers normally find playing on cable channels that they don't even realize that they have.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Dec 12, 2013
    20
    A real Christmas miracle would cause every copy of this film to spontaneously burst into flames.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Kelly
    Dec 9, 2013
    20
    There are star names in the cast – Sylvester McCoy, John Hannah, Samantha Barks – but ultimately the film rests on Boyle, who sadly has all the acting nuance of a Speak N’ Spell.
User Score
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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 »