The only distinguishing characteristic is that it doesn't have one. The writing and direction lack distinction; the young lead is bland.
In a way, this is a faith-based film. It's also scary, violent, and filled with images that I don't think anyone really needs to see.
Love is still central in this trilogy's third act, but now so much more life has been lived, and consequences can be Love’s kryptonite.
If you can tear your eyes from the geeked-out Google campus long enough to ponder the plot, you’ll realize you've seen this story before.
There is neither grace nor forgiveness here, only revenge. In this story of a fight between man and 'god' it’s not clear who wins.
There are a lot of things that make Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas a special edition to the Veggie Tales collection.
- October 18, 2013 |
Not family-friendly, and not really a Christmas movie. But it tries hard to be a Christian movie without sanitizing real-world problems.
Had promise, considering del Toro, of being the rare big-budget film to fire on all cylinders, but alas, it's dumb, loud and predictable.
Laughs are consistent and abundant in this all-female take on the cop buddy genre. So are the f-bombs and misuses of God's name.
Pretty much a two-hour commercial for Celebrate Recovery, but as promotional videos go it's a surprisingly good and realistic one.
At heart, a father-son story in which a young man is called upon to put dad's lessons into action. Not complex, but largely satisfying.
Funny script and whimsical tone give movie lovers an escape from the more mindless stories where the highlight is something blowing up.
Tries to make us ask deep questions, but really, a "kill or be killed" scenario does not raise the moral dilemma the filmmakers think.
Less a disaster than a standard disappointment, the biggest of which is Bradley Cooper, who phones it in post-Silver Linings Playbook.
A funny, family-friendly, family-affirming movie that parents will identify with and kids will love.
- October 01, 2013 |
While some comic book movies become lazy and predictable, genuine surprises and character development keep Iron Man 3 from growing stale.
- September 24, 2013 |
Never quite finds its footing—emotionally, comedically or otherwise. It's simply too ridiculous to be taken seriously.
- September 24, 2013 |
If parents are looking to teach their children about the Freedom Marches, or even a simple tale of God’s love, Birmingham is their destination.
Plenty of action, a few amusing moments, a lot of zombies, and a whole lot of Brad Pitt. There are certainly worse combinations.
A painfully slow pace plus amoral, self-obsessed teens behaving like idiots minus a good lesson equals a massive waste of time.