Proving that sometimes the best ideas are, indeed, the simplest ones, this nervy new thriller dials up a promising first two acts.
A few genuine laughs along the way as Carell's Burt tries to forge a path forward, but this film’s third act is truly a head-scratcher.
Somehow, Hollywood has made a submarine thriller that tests our patience and fails to engage the imagination, not an easy thing to do.
Old-fashioned storytelling and cleverly staged action sequences remind you of old favorites like The Princess Bride and Indiana Jones.
- June 24, 2013 |
Amish romance is a niche market, and it is unlikely The Confession will attract many viewers from outside that crowd.
- June 17, 2013 |
Quirky humor and romantic love are huge parts of this oddly delightful, highly original film’s charm.
- June 10, 2013 |
This tale of Space Camp competition and astronauts in peril works best if enjoyed multi-generationally.
- June 03, 2013 |
The final product is strangely unsatisfying, moving into erotic, even perverse areas unsuited to Soderbergh's smooth, cold visual style.
- May 28, 2013 |
For a story that would reach into our souls, it does its best to keep us at arm's length for nearly three hours.
- May 20, 2013 |
Tom Cruise plays yet another action hero with panache, but the timing is awful for a film with so many gun-related fatalities early on.
- May 13, 2013 |
First-time director Andres Muschietti is more intent on wringing tears than terror from the audience in this thriller.
- May 06, 2013 |
The suffering young characters function as role models for building meaningful lives and making choices that let them sleep at night.
- April 22, 2013 |
No stilted caricature, Spielberg humanizes this beloved leader without placing him on too high of a pedestal in the process.
- April 15, 2013 |
While the 3D photography is breathtaking, the narrative falls prey to blatant sentimentality.
- April 08, 2013 |
Every step is utterly predictable, but for those who like the same ol’ same ol’, this is relatively inoffensive and mildly fun.
- April 01, 2013 |
If Crowe and Jackman's characters were allowed to communicate through dialogue, rather than song, it probably would've worked better.
- March 25, 2013 |
The 3D animation is outstanding, and the spectacle of rival, familiar, holiday characters out of their usual context is fun to watch.
- March 18, 2013 |
Isn't quite able to overcome some typical hurdles of "Christian" films, but brings awareness of broken and at-risk families.
- March 11, 2013 |
The lesson - solid foundations aren't just for houses; God wants all children to make Him their firm foundation - makes this a great addition to the VeggieTales series.
- March 04, 2013 |