If points were awarded strictly on ambition, it's nothing short of epic. Unfortunately, director Clanfrance doesn't know when to say when.
- August 06, 2013 |
Lots of fighting and explosions punctuated by moderately clever dialogue. "Pretty much exactly what I want," my male friend told me.
- July 30, 2013 |
Like The Blind Side, faith is integral and is presented unapologetically. And like The Blind Side, 42 isn't appropriate for all ages.
- July 16, 2013 |
The Oogieloves were created with a child’s best interests in mind, giving them something to do as well as watch.
- July 16, 2013 |
If this sci-fi/romance mash-up is representative of the current state of either genre, those genres are in big trouble.
While most of the marketing suggests that it’s a charming romantic comedy with two likeable leads, that’s really only half of the story.
A film so poorly plotted that it makes anything featuring Perry’s obnoxious Madea seem downright genius in comparison.
As unsatisfying as the conclusion is, the journey itself makes for a pretty fascinating morality tale... as far as action movies go.
Does nothing original while exploring an age-old question about what makes humans enemies, but manages to hold our interest anyway.
A few genuine laughs along the way as Carell's Burt tries to forge a path forward, but this film’s third act is truly a head-scratcher.
Proving that sometimes the best ideas are, indeed, the simplest ones, this nervy new thriller dials up a promising first two acts.
Somehow, Hollywood has made a submarine thriller that tests our patience and fails to engage the imagination, not an easy thing to do.
Old-fashioned storytelling and cleverly staged action sequences remind you of old favorites like The Princess Bride and Indiana Jones.
- June 18, 2013 |
Amish romance is a niche market, and it is unlikely The Confession will attract many viewers from outside that crowd.
- June 13, 2013 |
A colorful, visually arresting prequel that could have used a bit more story development to justify its 2:10 running time.
Consider it a modern "scared straight" kind of story, one that fathers and sons should consider seeing together.
It’s not just the fairy tale that gets fractured in this silly, bloody and unnecessary retelling.
The premise is well-worn and far from original, but the execution of this family-focused story has a few flashes of brilliance.
Quirky humor and romantic love are huge parts of this oddly delightful, highly original film’s charm.
The bulk of the film is nothing but elaborate nonsensical action sequences that don’t have any of the yippee-ki-yay of previous efforts.