(12A) 2hrs 12mins
USA 2017 Dir. Stuart Hazeldine Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Alice Braga, Tim McGraw, Ryan Robbins
Following grievous family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack. There, he encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers who transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever...
Like the book it s based upon, this cinematic story about a grieving man encountering God is almost certain to stir up controversy among Christians. Plugged In
The talented cast elevates this sentimental faith-based adaptation above others in the genre. Common Sense Media
The intended audience here, though, will at least come away with plenty of fodder for post-viewing discussion groups. The New York Times