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.


March 24, 2017
Saban's Power Rangers

A Saturday morning children's show gets its third big-screen treatment with "Saban's Power Rangers" (Lionsgate).

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March 17, 2017
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

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March 10, 2017
Kong: Skull Island

With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread -- an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience -- "Kong: Skull Island" (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie. 

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March 9, 2017
Logan
Logan

Moviegoers unwise enough to take in a showing of "Logan" (Fox), the 10th installment of the Marvel Comics-based X-Men series, will discover that the very first word of the dialogue is a four-letter one beginning with "F" and the last image of the film is sacrilegious.

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March 3, 2017
The Shack

The Shack" (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine's screen version of William Paul Young's best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil from a Christian perspective. As such, it will be welcomed by believers.

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February 24, 2017
Rock Dog
Rock Dog

"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog," Elvis Presley famously crooned six decades ago. That pretty well describes "Rock Dog" (Summit Premiere), a feeble animated comedy about a canine with unlikely musical aspirations.

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February 24, 2017
Two best picture nominees new on DVD and Blu-ray
Two best picture nominees new on DVD and Blu-ray
The following are capsule reviews from Catholic News Service of new and recent video releases available on DVD and/or Blu-ray -- as well as for online viewing. Theatrical movies have a Catholic News Service classification and Motion Picture Association of America rating. These classifications refer only to the theatrical version of the films below, and do not take into account any extra content.
 
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