Parent movie reviews for movies released January 8, 2016


With only new R-rated movies coming out this week, here are our recommendations for movies already in theaters that you should see instead. Revisit parent movie reviews for “Point Break,” “Joy,” and “Concussion.” Find out which movies to take your kids to and which are best for the adults in the house.

1) Family Review of Point Break

PointBreak ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

The remake of ‘Point Break’ amps up the action with impressive extreme-sports feats, but the new philosophy it gives its characters is unsurprisingly silly...............……Read More








2) Family Review of Joy

Joy ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

Jennifer Lawrence stars as ‘Joy,’ a woman struggling to realize her own ambitions while taking care of her chaotic, judgmental, undermining family. Her performance is strong, but the movie is tonally disjointed, ultimately more patronizing than inspiring...............……Read More







3) Family Review of Concussion

Concussion ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewRating: PG-13

Will Smith stars as the doctor who discovered CTE and changed how the world, especially the National Football League, views America’s favorite sport and its relationship with concussions. While Smith is dependably good, the rest of the film lacks the needed bite...............……Read More




Interested in another previously released film? Read our reviews of films already showing in your local theater.