Reviews

The Commuter Review

The Commuter was an interesting movie that kept me thinking most of the way through, although it was thrilling and kept me tense. It also managed to be a bit boring.

All in all, there are some cool fight scenes and definitely some thrills, but it’s not a movie I would go watch again in the end it’s rather cliché.

Content

  • Violence and gore – Moderate
  • Alcohol use – Minimal
  • Swearing – Minimal
  • Sex scenes – No
  • Sexual innuendos – None
  • Inappropriate clothing – No
  • Appropriate for children – No (This is an intense movie with lots of action)
  • Humorous – Minimal
  • Acting quality – Good
  • Story quality – Mediocre
  • Overall entertainment – Mediocre

Overview

In modern day America Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson), lives a normal life with his wife and son. Each day is much like the next as he rides the train to and from work.

Until one day he is fired from his job as a health insurance agent and on his way home he has an odd encounter with a stranger on the train. The stranger offers him $25,000 to find someone on the train going by the name Prin. Once he has found them, he will receive a $75,000 reward.

Things go bad very quickly and Michael finds out this was not a simple offer. Now him and his family are in danger if he can’t locate the mystery person.

Please note there may be spoilers ahead.

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The Greatest Showman Review

Wow, what a movie. I don’t like to think of myself as a dramatic person, or even someone who loves the excitement of drama, but this movie completely captured me. At more than one point I had goosebumps.

Nothing is quite so exciting as music and the magic it brings to our lives – and The Greatest Showman has plenty of great music. The music gave soul to the movie like the musicals of yesteryear, but with a modern twist. There’s something about it that made me feel like I could conquer the world!

Of course, I know I will wake up tomorrow and go back to drinking 4 cups of coffee a day while trying to keep up with my one-year-old daughter as she constantly ricochets off the walls, but you have to live in the moment!

Content

  • Violence – Minimal
  • Alcohol use – Moderate
  • Swearing – Minimal
  • Sex scenes – No
  • Sexual innuendos – Moderate
  • Inappropriate clothing – Yes
  • Appropriate for children – Yes (Please consider your child’s unique tolerance for violence as there are some small fighting scenes, depending on your child’s age you may not find this movie suitable)
  • Humour – Minimal
  • Acting quality – Fantastic
  • Story quality – Fantastic
  • Overall entertainment – Fantastic

Overview

Set in the early 1800s this movie tells the story of P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman) the first man to produce a circus act. As a young man from a poor family, he falls in love with a pretty, rich girl, Charity (Michelle Williams) and dreams of the world he could make with her.

Eventually they marry without the approval of her father and go on to live their lives as normal people, until the company Barnum works for goes bankrupt. He choses to take a risk and begin his dreams with the goal of giving Charity the life she deserves. Through many trials he loses sight of that goal and strives to rise above his distasteful upbringing and become recognised in high society.

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