Christianity Today

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 28%

The Game Plan (2007)

"As comedies go, The Game Plan is srictly by the playbook, but Johnson is game for anything, and he does a fine job of entertaining the child in all of us."

Posted Sep 29, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

2 51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"Sometimes fun, sometimes powerful, but ultimately flawed. It promises action, but only delivers a little, decrying it while delighting in it."

Posted Sep 29, 2007

Russ Breimeier

3 88%

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

"Yuma portrays a West that is stark, barren, and morally ambiguous. Like all the great "revisionist westerns" of recent years, very few characters are all good or all bad."

Posted Sep 19, 2007

Brett McCracken

4 0%

Hangman's Curse (2003)

"... [these] are Christian filmmakers stooping to use the same manipulative storytelling tactics that anti-Christian filmmakers often use to express their own bias."

Posted Sep 19, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

5 89%

Eastern Promises (2007)

"In his severity, Cronenberg disrupts the audience's immersion in a story that might have become a landmark tale of corruption and conscience..."

Posted Sep 19, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

6 13%

Mr. Woodcock (2007)

"If this film were one of his students, Mr. Woodcock would have every reason to tell it to take another lap."

Posted Sep 14, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

7 74%

Monster House (2006)

"The most troubling element of the film is its conclusion ... which comes to rather alarming conclusions about how to deal with a resentful social outcast."

Posted Sep 12, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

8 94%

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

"An awe-inspiring film suffused with reverence and wonder . . . with the power to coax tears and goosebumps from even the most jaded viewer."

Posted Sep 7, 2007

Brandon Fibbs

9 67%

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

"A tasteless cartoon that uses the high-minded ideals of satire and social commentary to cloak the fact that it is shamelessly pandering to the most base, juvenile parts of our nature."

Posted Sep 7, 2007

Brandon Fibbs

10 36%

Radio (2003)

"Despite the fine efforts of Harris and Gooding, Jr., Radio nearly drowns in James Horner's overbearingly sentimental music."

Posted Sep 6, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

11 16%

The Last Legion (2007)

"This movie, for all its quasi-realism, is never as inspiring, interesting, or disturbing as the stories to which it points."

Posted Aug 18, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

12 19%

The Invasion (2007)

"The bigger problem with this film is that it simply isn't very scary."

Posted Aug 18, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

13 76%

Stardust (2007)

"Princess Bride never needed to jolt us to hold our attention; the closer we get to the end of Stardust, the more it devolves into a furious special effects flourishes."

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

14 16%

Underdog (2007)

"It's just average family entertainment with the normal messages: friendship, unconditional love, family, and believing in yourself."

Posted Aug 6, 2007

Todd Hertz

15 57%

Becoming Jane (2007)

"One can only hope that Becoming Jane will inspire moviegoers to find out more about this beloved literary great. Or hopefully revisit one of her classic novels."

Posted Aug 4, 2007

Camerin Courtney

16 94%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"That rare threequel that stands up quite well to the movies that came before it, and it is easily one of the most satisfying action movies of the summer."

Posted Aug 4, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

17 41%

No Reservations (2007)

"If you want a romantic comedy that's mostly charming and doesn't insult your intelligence or morals, I suggest this light, heartwarming summer fare--with just a few reservations."

Posted Jul 30, 2007

Camerin Courtney

18 90%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"With its broad range of slapstick and satire, The Simpsons Movie is one of the most successful television-to cinema transplants I've ever seen."

Posted Jul 26, 2007

Russ Breimeier

19 7%

License to Wed (2007)

"If ever there was a ceremony or ritual that needed to be called off, it is the one that begins with the act of buying a ticket for this movie."

Posted Jul 11, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

20 79%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"A dark, grim, serious film, with little of the joy or whimsy that animated the first four movies."

Posted Jul 11, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

21 57%

Transformers (2007)

"An overwhelming and indistinguishable deluge of flying wreckage, sporadic explosions, and gnarled heaps of metal."

Posted Jul 11, 2007

Brandon Fibbs

22 27%

Evening (2007)

"Evening feels artificial from the very first shot. ... It looks like a contest to see which actress can shed the [Oscar-winng] tears. "

Posted Jun 29, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

23 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"There is so much to enjoy and celebrate here, Ratatouille deserves more than a review: it could (and probably will) inspire books about creativity and good taste."

Posted Jun 29, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

24 87%

Into Great Silence (2007)

"I have never before experienced a greater example of utterly transcendent filmmaking."

Posted Jun 25, 2007

Brandon Fibbs

25 25%

Tortilla Heaven (2007)

"For all of its flaws and shortcomings, Tortilla Heaven can't help but be charming and undeniably entertaining."

Posted Jun 25, 2007

Brandon Fibbs

26 92%

Sicko (2007)

"Despite the accusations of manipulation, condescension and playing fast and loose with the truth, Moore's brand of commentary is difficult to resist."

Posted Jun 25, 2007

Brandon Fibbs

27 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"A truly entertaining film that invites viewers to contemplate the rather big idea that we're all "chosen" to be in relationship with--and obedient to--our Creator."

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Carolyn Arends

28 79%

A Mighty Heart (2007)

"Winterbottom's films are often shot in a gritty, realistic fashion, and A Mighty Heart, much of which was shot on location in Pakistan, is no exception."

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

29 78%

Surf's Up (2007)

"Penguin lovers, rejoice. Your favorite flightless fowl have returned in what just might be one of the more innovative animated films to grace the multiplex in recent years."

Posted Jun 20, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

30 70%

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

"The suits are sleek, the dialogue snappy, the tone wry, the jazz hip. Even Las Vegas--bastion of neon kitsch that it is--looks opulently graceful."

Posted Jun 20, 2007

Carolyn Arends

31 50%

Nancy Drew (2007)

"It feels like some Nickelodeon-like teen detective script. In fact, with new character names, this just as easily could have been called Veronica Mars: The Early Years."

Posted Jun 20, 2007

Todd Hertz

32 55%

Mr. Brooks (2007)

"The film demonstrates the complexity of human nature and its faculties -- our sinful side is never far removed from our capacity to think and feel."

Posted Jun 1, 2007

Russ Breimeier

33 61%

Bug (2006)

"The movie seems made for the express purpose of disorienting its viewers, causing them to sink into discomfort and dread."

Posted May 25, 2007

Josh Hurst

34 45%

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)

"The movie ends up like Davy Jones himself -- many-tentacled, full of bluster, and devoid of a beating heart."

Posted May 24, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

35 40%

Shrek the Third (2007)

"Time to put this fairy tale to bed while it's still good and let Shrek save some face."

Posted May 21, 2007

Russ Breimeier

36 89%

Waitress (2007)

"A light and airy confection, only a bit too sweet and with a few ingredients missing."

Posted May 11, 2007

Camerin Courtney

37 94%

Away from Her (2007)

"A moving meditation on what love looks like after it's had more than 40 years to grow. It's a love with deep scars, but roots that go deeper still."

Posted May 11, 2007

Lisa Ann Cockrel

38 57%

The Hip Hop Project (2006)

"Its most compelling message is about the importance and power of community."

Posted May 11, 2007

Carolyn Arends

39 17%

Georgia Rule (2007)

"Not just another bratty teen movie, but one that delves into the intriguing and heartbreaking reasons behind the brattiness."

Posted May 11, 2007

Camerin Courtney

40 29%

Lucky You (2007)

"If we don't care about the characters or what they're playing for, then we've no reason to root for them."

Posted May 7, 2007

Russ Breimeier

41 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"With a sequence that threatens to turn the movie into Spider-Day Night Fever ... Raimi proves himself to be the gutsiest superhero-director working today."

Posted May 1, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

42 20%

The Invisible (2007)

"Some of the key players tend to be either off-putting or unconvincing."

Posted Apr 30, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

43 69%

Year of the Dog (2007)

"You could see the film as the making of Crazy Dog Lady or as the story of a bereaved woman finding her true passion in life. Personally, I lean toward the former."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

Camerin Courtney

44 43%

In the Land of Women (2007)

"While it catches something of the romantic zeitgeist of this time, much in the way The Big Chill did in the early '80s, I suspect this won't have the same stamina."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

Lisa Ann Cockrel

45 72%

Fracture (2007)

"A showcase of acting's present and future: one of the greatest living actors cast as the wily, wise vet, and one of Hollywood's most promising young talents as the rising star."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

Todd Hertz

46 28%

Next (2007)

"While some moviegoers will want to talk about some of the really cool concepts the film explores, others will want to rip the movie apart."

Posted Apr 27, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

47 11%

Pathfinder (2007)

"Once the actual fighting begins, the film turns dull and lifeless. From beginning to end, the film plods when it should pulse."

Posted Apr 16, 2007

Peter T. Chattaway

48 11%

Perfect Stranger (2007)

"A typical episode of Law and Order is less ridden with cliché (which is saying something, given that the series is about as formulaic as it gets) and more satisfying."

Posted Apr 13, 2007

Lisa Ann Cockrel

49 85%

The Hoax (2007)

"The tagline, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story," leaves viewers with a nagging suspicion that it may have also been an unintended mission statement."

Posted Apr 8, 2007

Todd Hertz

50 8%

The Reaping (2007)

"When Ben exclaims, 'There's still three plagues to go! We gotta get outta here!', most viewers will have already come to that same conclusion..."

Posted Apr 5, 2007

Jeffrey Overstreet

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