Tim Allen's realistic morphing from a fat Santa to a skinny dad, the reindeer who talk and have attitude, and the war between the toy soldiers and the elves are highlights that make this movie fun and entertaining. It's a great way to kick off the Christmas season!
- November 01, 2002 |
The story has nothing to do with the Christ of Christmas, but rather extols an important - but way-secondary - theme of family. If you can look past that and just want a few good laughs with your kids, this is not a bad choice for holiday entertainment.
- November 02, 2006 |
Writer-director Tamara Jenkins has created a wise and thought-provoking film about facing the truth and taking care of our parents, even when they haven’t taken care of us. It’s also about what it’s really like to grow old and die—a subject we will all eventually come to know, if we haven’t already.
- April 25, 2008 |
Rather than a humorous satire that exposes hypocrisy within a well-intentioned or otherwise godly community, “Saved!” (with a cross over the exclamation point) is a relentless assault that maligns anyone and everyone associated with the Christian faith – especially those who disagree with the gay lifestyle.
- May 28, 2004 |
“School for Scoundrels” is based on a novel by Stephen Potter and a 1960 screenplay by Hal Chester and Patricia Moyers. Unfortunately, however, the adaptation doesn’t work. What should have been either dark or funny simply comes across as horrendously cruel.
- February 16, 2007 |
Having directed such cinematic masterpieces as “Big Momma’s House,” “Never Been Kissed” and “Home Alone 3” before embarking on the Scooby mobile, director Raja Gosnell is once again poised to make film history. But if you must go see this one, don’t forget to take your pooper scooper.
- March 26, 2004 |
It’s somewhat surprising to discover that Allen has followed the triumph of "Match Point" with yet another light, dialogue-heavy comedy that runs out of gas long before it reaches the finish line. It’s essentially two people talking, then three people talking — but it’s only fitfully amusing.
- July 27, 2006 |