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Saved By the Light

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Glimpse heaven in the made-for-Fox biopic Saved By the Light based on the best-selling tale of the same name about Dannion Brinkley (Roberts), who was struck by lightning and declared dead for 28 minutes. Leaving his body, he travels to a place of ”Crystal Cathedrals” where ”Beings of Light” review his troubled life and assign him an earthly mission before sending him home. Friends and family think he’s nuts until near-death- experience expert Dr. Raymond Moody (McManus) explains all. Despite corny heaven imagery, this powerful conversion story worthy of Saul lets Roberts channel his usual searing intensity into a nicely life-affirming New Age mystery. B+

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