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genre

  • Action
  • Animation
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  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Epic
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Musical
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports
  • Spy
  • Thriller
  • War
  • Western

quality

  • A+, A, A-
  • B+, B, B-
  • C+, C, C-
  • D+, D, D-
  • F+, F, F-

who's watching

  • My entire family
  • Just the grown-ups
  • Little kids
  • Big kids

age range

  • Kindergarten - 3rd grade
  • 4th - 6th grade
  • Middle school
  • High school
  • Mature High schooler
  • Adult
  • All Ages




You Got Served

posted by rkumar
C
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2004
C
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2004

This would be mindless but enjoyably cheesy cinema fluff if it did not cross the line into the category of the unforgivable by using the murder of a child as a plot contrivance. That is a complete violation of the […]

The Big Bounce

posted by rkumar
B-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2004
B-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2004

“Big Bounce” wants to be comic caper movie, but the real crime is inflicted on the Elmore Leonard book credited with inspiring it. You can tell that somewhere in there there is a book with colorful characters and a couple […]

Touching the Void

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2004
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2004

Repeat after me: “We know they survived because they are up on the screen telling the story.” You’ll need to hold onto that thought tightly to get you through this almost unbearably tense re-enactment of a terrible mountain-climbing accident and […]

Perfect Harmony

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:1993
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date: 1993

The story takes place in Georgia, at an all-white private boys’ boarding school called Blanton, in 1959. Blanton is famous for its boys’ choir. The candidates for the prestigious “lead boy” position in the choir include Paul, an angry, bigoted […]

Nothing But a Man

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:1964
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 1964

Duff (Ivan Dixon) is a black man who is a member of a railroad crew, laying track in a small Southern town. He meets Josie (Abbey Lincoln), a local black woman who is a teacher, at a church social. Neither […]

The Butterfly Effect

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2004
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2004

This movie is not just pretentious twaddle. It is inept and exploitive pretentious twaddle, not even worth a “so bad it’s good” video rental. The title comes from the idea, here attributed to “chaos theory,” that the flap of a […]

Torque

posted by rkumar
C
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2004
C
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2004

Ford (Martin Henderson) comes back to town with a score to settle and a woman to win back, just like a cowboy in an old western. Only in this movie, instead of horses, there are motorcycles, very fast ones. This […]

Along Came Polly

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Movie Release Date:2004
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Release Date: 2004

The writer and star of Meet the Parents reunite in this much tamer comedy about a risk-averse guy who meets a free spirit. Reuben (Ben Stiller) evaluates risk for a living. When he marries Lisa (Debra Messing), he thinks he […]

Teacher’s Pet

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Preschool
Movie Release Date:2004
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Preschool
Movie Release Date: 2004

The animated television series “Teacher’s Pet” makes a fast, fresh, tuneful, and funny feature debut that will entertain its fans and amuse their families. Spot (voice of Nathan Lane) is a highly intelligent and articulate dog who dreams of becoming […]

The Fog of War

posted by rkumar
A+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

“The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara” is an intelligent documentary directed by Errol Morris and based upon an interview with Robert McNamara, who as Secretary of Defense for Presidents John F. Kennedy and […]

Chasing Liberty

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2004
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2004

Pop princess Mandy Moore plays the President’s runaway 18-year-old daughter in this formula romantic comedy designed for middle school girls and not of much interest or appeal for anyone else. Anna (Moore) is a sweet kid who understands that being […]

Monster

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Aileen Wuornos peers into the murky mirror of the gas station bathroom. Somewhere in that lumpy, mottled face, she catches a glimpse of a girl who dreamed of being admired and cared for. We glimpse that girl, too, hopeful, even […]

Paycheck

posted by rkumar
C
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
C
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Scientists will discover a way to bend the laws of time before anyone remembers that a movie about bending the laws of time has to have some way of handling the problem of determinism versus free will that is if […]

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