- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
Jolie herself has undergone a similarly transforming experience, speaking out on the need for humanitarian aid to suffering nations and taking a step herself by adopting a Cambodian orphan. And yet, while her passionate advocacy is admirable, her movie, directed by Martin Campbell (
Loren Eaton (Plugged In) says, "
"Despite the sincerity of its humanitarian message," says David DiCerto (CNS), "Campbell's film suffers from severe narrative malnutrition, with characters less fleshed out than the famine victims they champion. The movie's humanitarian message never evolves past preachy we-are-the-world moralizing. A more apt title may have been
"Good intentions in moviemaking do not always lead to good results," says Michael Medved (Crosswalk). "Jolie's preachy, pathetic