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Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Movie Reviews

Here are the latest movie reviews from Catholic News Service. In addition to MPAA ratings, these Catholic movie reviews include faith-based CNS classifications and summaries of the key film elements on which the classifications are based. 

Reviews of hundreds of older films also are available on the USCCB Web site.

Click here to view a list of CNS classifications and MPAA ratings.


April 21, 2017
Born in China
Born in China

CNS photo by Disney

Forget worrisome headlines about our trade deficit with China. Instead, relax and drown your concerns in the veritable tsunami of cuteness that flows from "Born in China" (Disney), a warm and fuzzy animal documentary, narrated by John Krasinski.

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April 21, 2017
The Promise
The Promise

The relatively little-known genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago is brought into sharp focus by "The Promise" (Open Road).

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April 21, 2017
Unforgettable

The few adult viewers for whom it's suitable might be tempted to nickname the feverish domestic drama "Unforgettable" (Warner Bros.) "Wifie Dearest." 

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April 20, 2017
Film students travel to 'Endor' to shoot 'Star Wars' fan film

During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew.

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April 18, 2017
Gifted
Gifted

Endearing and well-acted, director Marc Webb's drama "Gifted" (Fox Searchlight) might have been a family-friendly movie.

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April 7, 2017
Smurfs: The Lost Village

If you've always wondered, "Just what is a Smurfette?" then "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Columbia) may be the film for you.

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April 7, 2017
Going in Style
Going in Style

Despite its title, there's nothing very spiffy about "Going in Style" (Warner Bros.). In fact, this leaden caper comedy feels distinctly cut-rate.

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