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) Family Review of Romeo and Juliet
We don’t need another version of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ unless it brings something new, something original and creative, to the classic story. But this version’s change, altering Shakespeare’s text ostensibly so it is more straightforward, in reality makes it dull and lifeless. The film lacks not only passion, but cohesion.…..Read More
2) Family Review of Captain Phillips
Director Paul Greengrass brings his documentary-like approach to the real story of Capt. Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009. But while the film benefits from very strong performances, it slips by falling too far into action-movie territory toward the end...…Read More
3) Family Review of Grace Unplugged
The purpose of ‘Grace Unplugged,’ to introduce to teenagers the importance of maintaining their faith, is admirable. But the way the story is presented in half-measures, without any serious stakes and with an expected plot and conclusion, makes it unsurprising—and therefore ineffective....…Read More