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.


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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February 17, 2017
The Great Wall
The Great Wall

Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou's visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure "The Great Wall" (Universal).

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February 15, 2017
Video releases for Feb. 15, 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.

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