Christian actor Kirk Cameron is asking people to improve the audience rating of his new film, “Saving Christmas,” on movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.
Cameron recently wrote on his Facebook page:
All of you who love Saving Christmas - go rate it at Rotten Tomatoes right now and send the message to all the critics that WE decide what movies we want our families to see! If 2,000 of you (out of almost 2 million on this page) take a minute to rate Saving Christmas, it will give the film a huge boost and more will see it as a result! Thank you for all your help and support in putting the joy of Christ back in Christmas!
Critics have panned “Saving Christmas,” which has received a lowly 10 percent average on RottenTomatoes.com.
The Los Angeles Times said of the film, "An unholy mess co-produced by Cameron's faith-based Camfam Studios, the movie begins with a fireside chat in which the genial star shares his love of everything Christmas while addressing the naysayers who insist Dec. 25 has lost its meaning."
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The Christian Post noted that the film promoted Christmas in a positive way, but added: "However, the historical references and reenactments featured in 'Saving Christmas' lack any evidence of having actually taken place. And worse, Cameron's ideas about how Christmas traditions trace back to the Bible are without substance. In fact, biblical theologian Katie Hoyt McNabb told The Christian Post that nothing in 'Saving Christmas' sounds 'like a reasonable interpretation of Scripture.'"
According to RawStory.com, Cameron’s fans lifted the audience score to 60 percent today, but it has dropped back down to 50.
Many of the people commenting on Cameron's Facebook page applauded the film for its Christian values even though Christmas is not celebrated in the Bible.