Miracle Maker

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6.71 h 30 min2015G
Miracles can come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes from unexpected people. Your entire family will love this Christmas tale of hope, love, and miracles.
Directors
John Lyde
Starring
Kalea AtkinsonKaren BairdDave Bresnahan
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Paul D. HuntJohn Lyde
Studio
Bridgestone Media Group
Rating
G (General Audience)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

173 global ratings

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a readerReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Too predictable; simplistic story line, weird touches
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Why did the movie first dwell on the derelict violinist? For awhile, I thought HE was the miracle maker. Who was the mystery man leaving flowers for the laundress? That was a totally unexplored relationship. Why include it if it went nowhere? Why was the little boy mute? I assume it was because his parents had died. Throughout the film he was collecting rocks to create grave displays for his dead parents. He gets snake bit and is better the next day. Oh come on. Why include the snake bite in the plot? I expected a kid to fall in an old well, or the usual meaningless plot devices; the dog saved the day just like Lassie. The snake bite didn't drive the plot forward in a meaningful way. It was strange that the little kids spent time alone with adults who were unrelated to them. Is this because everyone in this tiny town knows everybody else? A stranger comes into town and the kids are allowed to hang out with him alone with no parental supervision all day long; the stranger named Matthew is presumably a Christ like figure whose dog, mind you, creates a miracle of a bounty of 12" long fish from a miniscule fishing hole the size of a bathtub, an obvious allusion to Christ's feeding of the 5000. When the kids are hanging out, about five times the parents tell them to get busy, they have work to do. What is this work thing? Do Christians force their children to constantly work? A little girl of six is supposed to milk the family cow. Seriously? Is this a penal colony? All the kids are barefoot and this is supposed to be December. The set has to have boardwalks all around it, so the kids don't have to step in the street with bare feet. In the end it snows with flurries, but the kids are walking around in pinafores and no shoes. The whole film strains belief. I did like the young minister and his mother who expressed a tender, caring relationship. The rich father who kept his daughter like a prisoner in their house was creepy and mean for a reason he had never found out the truth about. If he loved his daughter so much why didn't he find out what REALLY happened in the accident? He is the most powerful man in town and owns every house everyone else lives in; they all owe him money. OK, I get it -- he's Scrooge. The minister's mom is reading, you guessed it, A Christmas Carol by Dickens. The miser's daughter, at least 20, would have been much more independent in those days in a wild, distant frontier town mostly made of shacks and log cabins, taking care of the house -- cooking, cleaning, canning, etc. Not just sitting looking at her face in a mirror. I did watch to the end but this was a VERY weak film in terms of plot and character development. Characters were one dimensional to make them simple to read. Even kids deserve interesting characters and a better developed plot line. This is a religious film for people who need very clear cut unambiguous characters who are either good or bad with no grays to confuse or confound. And two little old ladies who didn't have anything better to do than make cracks about all the hunks living in town. What ever happened to strong, determined women -- living in Colorado or wherever this is supposed to take place, there would have been very few flighty biddies like them; do we really want our daughters thinking that this is what old age looks like for women? Clearly they were nothing more than comic relief. Everyone in town experiences radical changes in thinking because of one stranger who comes to town, repairs a shack, plants flower seeds and pays for bread at the general store with rocks that turn out to be...this is never clear -- is it gold ore, diamonds, or what? Just too unbelievable and second rate. A mish-mash of unexplained, undeveloped character motivations.
11 people found this helpful
BodeeReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such a heartwarming movie that the whole family can enjoy!
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Such a wonderful, heartwarming movie that the whole family enjoyed! (Age 4 to 60!) WHY can’t they make more movies like this?! A movie doesn’t NEED vilolence, profanity or nudity IF they have talented screenwriters like this! This world would be a much better place with much more of THIS!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
15 people found this helpful
concreteblondeReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Are Miracles Really Possible Today... You Bet!
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It's all in where you look. What a wonderful story of redemption, forgiveness and finding one's self again, all because of stranger who did nothing but plant some seeds. I highly recommend this movie not only for it's message, but the cinematography was fantastic! A truly wonderful Christmas story!
9 people found this helpful
muvywriterReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Intentionally-juvenile but sill fun.
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This is a FAMily film, especially those with fairly-young children. I don't believe it's intended for consumption by a room full of adults. My wife and I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to non-movie-snobbish types who just want to hang out and relax with or without any young people in attendance. It's done by a group of writers and techs who obviously love what they do. I would far rather have had my own children {now mid-thirtyish} watch this movie when they were little than see them sit through most of the PG-13 tripe available from today's movie industry.
16 people found this helpful
RandyReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable yet Heartwarming
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This movie was predictable yet it was heartwarming and family friendly. The story line was well developed and had good characters. Sometimes all we need is someone to pull at our heartstrings to make a difference for others.
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KMRReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
It was OK.
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It was a nice, family story but there were some leaps of logic where people change without any actual reason. I really want to like these kind of stories but this was not as well-done regarding writing and directing as some others.
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Annette B.Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I lloved sharing it with loved ones.
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What a truly delightful story. I lloved sharing it with loved ones.
3 people found this helpful
KristenReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Simple Family Movie
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It's sweet and simply done. It isn't perfect but it is worth the watch. The days are full of stress and sadness. It's nice to see something uplifting.
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