World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
Certainly warm-hearted and well-intentioned...but its eagerness to be uplifting is ultimately more calculated than inspiring, and its message is more than a little muddled.
| Original Score: C+
A sweet, tender sermon about a 12-year-old Welsh boy more curious about God than girls, who learns that believing in something does matter.
The issue of faith is not explored very deeply
| Original Score: 3/5
Screenwriter Maureen Tilyou, director Martin Duffy and an extremely competent cast handle the controversial aspects of the topic in an even-handed manner.
too many scenarios in which the hero might have an opportunity to triumphantly sermonize, and too few that allow us to wonder for ourselves if things will turn out okay.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A film about a young man finding God that is accessible and touching to the marrow.
Succumbs to the same kind of maudlin, sentimental mysticism that mars the Touched by an Angel school of non-God spiritual-uplift movies.
| Original Score: 3.5/5