Parent movie reviews for movies released Feb. 8, 2013

IdentityThief ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReview

Our parent movie reviews let you know which new releases to take your kids to and which ones you may want to hold off on.

1) Review of Identity Thief

IdentityThief ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: R

‘Identity Thief,’ for pairing well-liked comedians Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, is weirdly mean-spirited, sending bizarrely mixed messages about how society should treat foster children, criminals, the overweight, and immigrants, among others. And no, not any of those messages happen to be funny... Read More







2) Review of Connected

Connected ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG

‘Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death, and Technology’ very much wants to be a kind of high-tech memoir, an exploration of director Tiffany Shlain’s life, family, and place in the virtual world. But the film suffers from its surface-level depth, becoming something more superficially educational than deeply profound... Read More










3) Review of Top Gun 3D

TopGun3D ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG

It’s been more than 25 years since ‘Top Gun’ was originally released, so of course, it’s time for a 3-D re-release to make some quick books. But, to be fair, ‘Top Gun 3D’ isn’t that bad—it’s visually arresting yet not overdone, and the injection of further special effects help temper the film’s campiness... Read More