As with most family movies, the plot of this film isn’t going to win any awards for originality. “The Pacifier” is pretty much a rehashed version of films we’ve already seen, like “Kindergarten Cop” and “Mr. Nanny.” However, for the audience it is targeting, it works. And it’s funny.
- March 04, 2005 |
A low-budget documentary made by relatively inexperienced filmmakers, "Paper Clips" not only eschews the labels about both Christians and Southerners, but broadens all parameters, flinging hope in every direction like millions of stars in the darkened sky. It is a film to touch the soul of anyone with a soul to be touched.
- September 08, 2004 |
Is there a broader point here? The filmmakers may be saving it for yet another sequel (which is sure to come), although after two films with the same style and approach to the material, one can't help but wonder if the filmmakers have figured out the point of their own story, or if they're just stringing viewers along.
- October 25, 2010 |
Although many will recoil from its graphic nature, the horror that director Mel Gibson shows in this film is necessary for a true understanding of the sacrifice and the terrible cost that was paid when God sent his only Son to die. But that horror need not be in vain. Even as Jesus' crucifixion was replaced by the resurrection, so shall our horror be replaced by hope.
- February 25, 2004 |
At first blush, it's probably tempting to simply dismiss Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as a poor man's Harry Potter. But the story, which is based on the first of author Rick Riordan's best-selling books for kids, definitely has its own action-adventure thing going on.
- February 12, 2010 |
“The SAT isn’t about who you are. It’s about who you’ll be,” says the lead character in “The Perfect Score,” Paramount’s latest film about a group of high school seniors who plot to steal the answers for a perfect 1600 on the SAT. Does it work? The answer depends on your perspective.
- January 30, 2004 |