This remake lacks nuance, is spiritually arid and, for most of its running time, visually dull, no matter how much blood is spilled.
- January 14, 2014 |
When a movie titled after a character's name is more interesting when that character isn't on screen, that's a problem.
- January 14, 2014 |
What really sets Linsanity apart from other documentaries is the presence of faith basketball star Jeremy Lin gives to his interviews.
Intelligent, but not smart enough; appealing, but nothing really stands out. It's more Masterpiece Theater than major studio release.
A year out from Argo, a Ben Affleck film is coasting by with sloppy editing, poor cinematography and basic disregard for good dialogue.
Just too much disturbing pornographic imagery to recommend this film. But if there's a silver lining, it's rescue from the hopelessness.
- December 31, 2013 |
In capturing a worldwide phenomenon, Morgan Spurlock clearly highlights the songs and what makes One Direction tick as people.
The last half-hour is exactly what we want a summer movie to be, but we have to sit through two hours of utter tedium to get there.
Despite the socialistic sermonizing, this brainy thrill-ride is smartly constructed in a manner reminiscent of Christopher Nolan.
Prisoners is a story of human pain and loss, and of how we respond to the temptation to carry out our own ideas of justice.
So poorly executed that it's safe to say all comparisons between Percy Jackson and Harry Potter will come to a screeching halt.
A truly beautiful film about an outlaw, but one can’t shake the feeling that it's the exhaustive visual equivalent of a sad country song.
The appealing cast and well-executed comic timing can't mask the repulsive core of this ugly tale.
Plain and simple, a kid's movie: lots of fun to watch, the colors are bright, the laughs are many.
For those who like to celebrate with a good action film, this is the place to start: humor, tension, non-stop action and more.
As much as we learn about J.D. Salinger from those who were part of his life, what's curiously glossed over is Salinger's writing itself.
Contains likeable characters pulling off jaw-dropping physical feats while teaching some valuable lessons about teamwork, too.
Christian rock-umentary serves as a touching lesson on the natures of faith, family, and life in the midst of change.
- December 07, 2013 |
Surprising how much better it is to its predecessor is in every possible way. The storyline is just as compelling as the special effects.
- December 03, 2013 |