Dear God
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In this comedy, a man trying to turn away from a life of crime starts performing a little larceny in the interest of helping others. Tom Turner (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time con man who makes the mistake of trying to cheat a pair of undercover cops one night. Fortunately for Tom, his case is heard by a lenient judge who orders him to get a straight job and stay out of trouble; if he can stay employed for a year, his conviction will be wiped from the record. Tom is hired at the Post Office and assigned to the Dead Letter Office, where he and his co-workers Rebecca (Laurie Metcalf), Herman (Tim… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

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"It unfortunately has an unfinished quality, and plays very much like a good first draft for a much better movie than the one on view."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"As trite as the framework is, Dear God might have been a charming holiday film, if only its miracles weren't so trite."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"Garry Marshall's fast-paced, Capra-esque comedy probably out-Capras Capra himself in sentimentality, but the terrific cast makes for a rarity: a feel good-comedy that's actually very funny."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cute concept, middling execution."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Ultimately what we have here is further evidence of just how difficult it is to make a film that works."
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
"Together, these characters discover the ideas of faith and fellowship as the film congratulates itself on its noble instincts."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Awkward cuts rob the film of cohesion, and even the charming Kinnear seems to disappear at times amid the chaos -- a real test of viewers' faith."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Horrendously unfunny."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"This shows Greg Kinnear at his most forced. Director Garry Marshall should've given Kinnear and the other actors more depth before taking it to the silver screen."
‑ Andrew Griffin, Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)
"Dreadful"
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"A goofy, goodwill gesture toward the U.S. Postal Service, it's never funny and moves slower than an unaddressed letter without postage."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Though aspiring to Capraesque whimsy, Dear God feels and looks like a faded rerun of Marshall's Happy Days."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Annoyingly unfocused comedy flick with nary a laugh to be found."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Cutesy comedy that makes good use of the Kinnear charm."
‑ Shawn Bowers, Kansas City Star
"'Dear God' commits the worst sin of all for a comedy -- it evokes very few laughs."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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