It's the clichés that take this movie's compelling premise and flush it down the drain in a hurry. In what could’ve been an insightful commentary on the grieving process, the writers wasted an opportunity by creating unbelievable characters in a by-the-numbers comedy that’s devoid of any substance.
- January 26, 2007 |
Aside from Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me, kids have really gotten the short end of the cinematic stick this summer. And sadly, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, which is so bad it should've gone straight to video, doesn't exactly up the ante.
- July 30, 2010 |
If you’re not a fan of director Tim Burton and you'd rather skip strange, distorted creepiness, and questionable, off-color sexual allusions, you'll want to pass on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and opt for something a bit lighter this summer.
- July 18, 2005 |
Charlie Bartlett is a well-made, funny but sad, targeted look at the very real emotions that plague our children. It is an enlightening case study on the cynicism, meaninglessness, relativism, disillusionment with authority, and desperate search for authenticity that teens deal with daily.
- February 22, 2008 |