Catholic Courier

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.


February 6, 2017
Lion
Lion

CNS photo by The Weinstein Company

The incredible true story of one orphan's 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in "Lion" (Weinstein).

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February 6, 2017
Rings
Rings
There's something about being tossed down a well and left for dead that can make a girl really cranky.
 
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February 3, 2017
The Space Between Us
The Space Between Us

Moral blemishes mar the science fiction-tinged romance "The Space Between Us" (STX), making it unsuitable for youngsters and teens.

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February 2, 2017
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
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February 1, 2017
Video releases for Feb. 1, 2017

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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January 27, 2017
Gold
Gold

Little glitters in "Gold" (Weinstein). To put it another way, there's a sour taste to this loosely fact-based story that a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the lead role fails to dispel.

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January 27, 2017
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose

While cats are said to be blessed with nine lives, the clever canine at the center of "A Dog's Purpose" (Universal) -- voiced by Josh Gad -- guides us through his adventures over four eventful lifetimes. Repeatedly reincarnated, he (and, for one stint, she) returns in the guise of various breeds and encounters a range of human caregivers.

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