Wants to deliver a moral about choosing real life over living a lie, but the point comes across as tepid rather than deeply resonant.
- December 24, 2012 |
Proves that less can indeed be more when anchored by a standout performance from the likeable Joseph Gordon Levitt.
- December 21, 2012 |
Goes several innings without committing an error, but neither does it connect with the ball until it's already behind in the game.
A balanced thrill ride: dark but not depressing, gritty but not grimy, sometimes slick without sacrificing authenticity.
Audiences are going to eat this up, and those who love it will loooooove it. Their gushing, OMGosh hyperbole will know no end.
One of the best bets for family entertainment: a feel-good story with a message that is the funniest of the Wimpy Kid series.
As indies go, it's a softball right down the middle. For all the nitpicks, it’s saved by an undeniable charm.
Amazingly, the Ice Age franchise hasn't melted yet, which is music to a parent’s ears when searching for suitable entertainment.
Even bringing back Matt Damon wouldn’t have helped; it’s writer/director Tony Gilroy’s script that leaves a poor legacy.
Just when you think movies can't possibly get any dumber, Hollywood goes and outdoes itself with the R-rated comedy Ted.
If Christopher Nolan and his cohorts don’t get some Oscar love for this series finale, they’ve been cat-burgled.
Pushes its magicality almost to disbelief's breaking point, but a gifted cast helps the message go down like a spoonful of sugar.
It’s not too far-fetched to suggest that this film could genuinely help couples, and even save some marriages.
How do you make butter carving in Iowa interesting? That's the question, and the problem, with this jumbled genre-mash.
Director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature is nothing short of stunning—one that holds as much promise as any debut in memory.
There’s a wonderfully relevant message tucked inside this piece of stop-motion animation, but it's more geared towards adults than kids.
- November 27, 2012 |
If the story packs in too many characters and feels a bit unbalanced, it pays off handsomely with a classic shootout that thrills in its simplicity.
- November 27, 2012 |
A terrific lesson about the mother/daughter relationship and the need for grace from both generations.
Though Oliver Stone re-establishes his directorial credibility, his young actors simply aren’t up to the task of carrying this morbid morality tale.