“Ladder 49” is a powerful portrayal of what it really means to be a firefighter. It is the perfect film for a post-911 society that is still coming to grips with the kind of sacrificial courage which made hundreds of men rush into the Twin Towers, where they saved hundreds of lives but lost their own. What better example or metaphor could we see for true faith?
- October 01, 2004 |
Although not quite on par with some of M. Night Shyamalan's earlier work, Lady in the Water is the only one of this director's films that might be appropriate for older children. Not a rigorous workout, it's a nice dip during the arid summer moviegoing season.
- July 28, 2006 |
The trouble with The Lake House isn't the lack of an intriguing premise, a talented cast or picturesque scenery. It's the fact that the story plods along at a painfully slow pace, without even a hint of that romantic spark we’re supposed to be all excited about between the lead characters.
- June 16, 2006 |
Three-star General Irwin (Robert Redford) is sentenced to serve time in a maximum security prison. His presence there irritates the warden, Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini), but Irwin earns the respect of his fellow inmates and ultimately takes control of the prison.
- November 13, 2001 |
I applaud director Michael Landon Jr.'s goals, and I have no doubt that he put his very heart into this movie. I also sympathize with the film’s strong gospel message. As a film critic, however, I’m obliged to hold him to the same standard as other filmmakers.
- February 09, 2007 |
While Naomi Watts delivers a strong performance, playing a character with convictions about marriage, Kate Hudson's character is less principled and portrays a sort of simple-minded woman who's curious about having an affair with a married man and pursues it despite awkward family ties.
- August 08, 2003 |