There are much better animated stories about overcoming fears and superficial differences which are far more family-friendly.
- January 29, 2013 |
Like a violent dream you're thankful isn't real, this film is simply too demented for any real, meaningful takeaway value.
- January 29, 2013 |
All you need to know is a two-time driving test flunkie manages some major maneuvers behind the wheel. That's how dumb this sequel is.
This is Woody Allen at his laziest, not much more than a collection of four non-intersecting short stories.
As timely and noble as the issue of educational reform is, this treatment is too simplistic and needlessly political with its approach.
Thinking about homeless children is a difficult and sobering task. We can learn a lot from the true story of Zach Bonner.
- January 09, 2013 |
Creative and visually inspired at times, but thematically a dark film that may frighten younger viewers unaccustomed to dealing with loss.
The 2012 remake of Dredd lives up to its name in all the worst ways. What a waste this is.
Just because a movie is "alive" on screen doesn't mean it will edify or stimulate you intellectually.
I can't tell you if Looper will become a classic or not, but man, it sure feels like one.
- December 31, 2012 |
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.