Movie Reviews

Movie Reviews

Movie Capsules for January 23

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by Catholic News Service:  "American Sniper" (Warner Bros);  "Still Alice" (Sony Classics)


'Unbroken' shows us a spirit left whole after suffering endured by Louis Zamperini

There’s a gift waiting for all of us at movie theaters nationwide. Titled “Unbroken,” it is ultimately given to us courtesy of the late Louis "Louie" Zamperini, who shows us by example that faith, family, friendship, love, and forgiveness can help us through life’s greatest challenges.


Movie Review: 'Left Behind'

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Catholic viewers will likely feel left out by "Left Behind" (Freestyle). In part, that's a good thing, since, in bringing the first in a series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins to the big screen, director Vic Armstrong has steered clear of the anti-Catholicism that characterized the overall saga's print version.




(CNS) Catholic News Service:

A-I — general patronage
A-II — adults and adolescents
A-III — adults
A-IV — adults, with reservations
L — limited adult audiences, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling
O — morally offensive (MPAA)

Motion Picture Association of America:

G — general audiences, all ages admitted
PG — parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for children
PG-13 — parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
R — restricted, under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
NC-17 — no one 17 and under admitted (age limit may vary in certain areas)