Despite boasting a sharp and consistent wit and laugh-out-loud moments, Leaves of Grass is not for the faint of heart. Ultimately, this is a graphic morality tale about the extreme lengths people will go to for money, the consequences of greed, and the fatal ends of trying to control situations within sinful pursuits that we never really could control to begin with.
- April 16, 2010 |
I don't think I laughed as hard at this movie as I did "Legally Blonde," but admittedly it's hard to capture that initial "novelty" in a sequel. This time around, Reese Witherspoon's character discovers a cause that can help animals and pursues justice to help that cause.
- July 02, 2003 |
Look for this film to open in your area and take all ages to see this precious and touching family -friendly story. It affirms faith in God who has a hand on our lives, hope in situations that seem hopeless and shows forgiveness and mercy given for people who seem like they don’t deserve it.
- August 29, 2003 |
In tying together multiple books, director Zack Snyder and screenwriters John Orloff and Emil Stern pack in too much and too little—too many characters in a plot that tries to cover too much ground for its 90-minute running time, leaving its characters and ideas underdeveloped.
- September 24, 2010 |
An action-packed, swashbuckling movie, "The Legend of Zorro" extols family, honor and heroism. While ten-year-old actor Adrian Alonso steals the show, aging-but-dashing Antonio Banderas and his delightful chemistry with the strong and beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones is still entertaining.
- October 28, 2005 |
It is quite the clever film, and it is not surprising that the 11 books in the series, upon which this movie is based, were not only the first to knock Harry Potter off the top of the New York Times children’s bestseller list, but have also remained there for more than 600 weeks combined, having sold more than 27 million copies worldwide.
- December 17, 2004 |
Director Matt Reeves has taken the original Swedish film, Let the Right One In, moved the setting to 1983 New Mexico, and has crafted a beautifully realized film about the uncertainties and loneliness of adolescence. It also explicitly raises the idea that evil is quite real—although not always in the places we might think.
- October 04, 2010 |
Letters to God might not be the most cinematic film viewers will see this year, but it's a faith-affirming story competently told. Viewers tired of having their beliefs assaulted whenever they watch a movie will take comfort in this production, which, for a change, affirms what they believe and demonstrates the power of their shared faith.
- April 09, 2010 |
The Life Before Her Eyes suggests potent themes, but settles for a surface resolution that feels like a gimmick. In the end, it is reduced to a third-rate M. Night Shyamalan twist rather than rising to the largely unexplored Bergman-esque spiritual drama at its core.
- April 18, 2008 |
Kevin Spacey is brilliant in this interesting murder mystery that relies on a surprise ending with a shocking twist. It makes it worth wading through the anti-death penalty propaganda and lengthy fact-building beginning (it's still only 130 minutes but feels longer).
- February 21, 2003 |