Hellbound? Reviews

  • [It gives] the little-served Christian market a thought-provoking alternative to smarmy features like "Fireproof."

    Neil Genzlinger — New York Times

  • Any admirer of good talk will be impressed by the scholasticism and pulpit-trained oratory here ...

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • First, one man's dogma is another's heresy. Second, some people are inclined to offer the final word on matters of which they have no firsthand knowledge.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • An engaging, accessible documentary that explores the (truly) eternal questions, "Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why?"

    Kerry Lengel — Arizona Republic

  • As filled with good intentions as it clearly is, Hellbound? feels painfully earnest throughout as well as cluttered and only occasionally illuminating.

    Bruce Demara — Toronto Star

  • A rich, thoughtful conversation-starter about changing notions of religious damnation, Hellbound? invades notoriously touchy territory with an open mind, steady focus and civil disposition.

    Brent Simon — Shockya.com

  • After seeing this doc, the average sinning moviegoer may feel less apprehensive and less in need of an asbestos jumpsuit for the afterlife.

    David Noh — Film Journal International

  • Hellbound will probably find favor mostly with a Christian-film audience when, if [director Kevin Miller] had cast a wider net, it might have had broader appeal.

    Cary Darling — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

  • Fitfully engaging, but the doc turns into a touchy-feely isn't-it-wonderful-we're-all-saved love fest as soon as the universalists begin to dominate the interview segments.

    Andrew Schenker — Slant Magazine

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