What prevents The Ugly Truth from contributing anything worthwhile to the rom-com genre is its sheer absurdity. Not only does the dialogue—and attempts at humor—scrape the bottom of the barrel morally, but there aren’t even 10 seconds of this forgettable movie that are believable.
- July 24, 2009 |
With its “after school special” feel, “Uncle Nino” won’t impress movie connoisseurs or those looking for an engaging cinematic experience. It is, nonetheless, a positive family film that offers an excellent opportunity to talk with kids about a range of issues, from smoking to estranged family members to the importance of spending time together.
- February 11, 2005 |
In “An Unfinished Life,” an abused woman, desperate to provide care for her daughter, moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged, and the two must learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds. But to see such an important transformation unfold, the audience must endure excessive foul language, a physical abuse subplot, a sex scene and some spotty character development. Might not be worth the price of a ticket.
- September 09, 2005 |
The premise is simple, the execution is competent and the film delivers the requisite amount of crowd-pleasing thrills. And yet, the film feels a little too easy in the depiction of its main characters, who are sketched out with scant information about their motivations.
- November 12, 2010 |
With director Jason Reitman's trademark satirical bite, plenty of romantic turbulence and great starring turns from leads George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Twilight's Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air tugs at your emotions one moment and has you laughing out loud the next.
- December 04, 2009 |
I wanted to like this movie a lot, and I went with high expectations thinking it would be a comedy that would appeal to kids; it turned out to be neither. Brittany Murphy plays a selfish, too-dumb-to-be-real character, and I don't remember laughing one time ... seriously, not once!
- August 14, 2003 |