For a film that shows characters making so many honorable decisions, Fireproof is simply no more exciting than an episode of Seventh Heaven. It's hard to say whether the importance of the film's message outweighs the lackluster filmmaking. That is for viewers to decide.
- September 26, 2008 |
Ultimately, "First Daughter" is not as predictable as it might seem on the surface, which will be a welcome relief to parents who not only go to movies with their kids, but also enjoy talking with them about concepts like love, marriage, responsibility and duty.
- September 24, 2004 |
A meditation on Pilate’s question, “What is truth?”, "Flags of Our Fathers" attempts to demythologize the moments we hold dear as a country - in this case, the image of five Marines and a Navy corpsman during World War II (1945) raising the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima.
- October 20, 2006 |
Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the theatres, we get another disaster flick. By disaster, I am not referring to Los Angeles falling into the ocean, monsters attacking New York, or people crashing their plane in the desert, as they actually do in this film. I mean disaster – as in the movie itself. Because, unlike the mythological Phoenix that gives the film its name, there’s no resurrecting this bird.
- December 17, 2004 |
Don’t even think about getting popcorn and making a bathroom run, or you could miss an important beat of this edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle, mile-high thriller. “Flightplan” is 90 minutes of non-stop suspense that capitalizes on every mother’s – and air passenger’s – worst fears.
- September 23, 2005 |
When there's been nothing more than mindless popcorn flicks at a theater near you this summer, you can't help but want to root for a seemingly charming little movie like Flipped. But when the end product is little more than a plodding slice of nostalgia, you simply want something more.
- August 27, 2010 |