Genre Archives: Suspense

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

January 6, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
I found this movie to be very slow moving. For example, there's the scene in which a character gets up to his alarm clock, a character eating, a character taking a drink, characters walking, and all of these in isolated scenes. The plot is a bit difficult to follow as well. It basically comes down [...]

The Lincoln Lawyer

March 18, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
This is a mystery/suspense story that is better than some I have reviewed. Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is an attorney who always charges the highest prices he can because, as he tells one client, "I don't work for nothing". He works almost all the time except for brief evenings or weekends [...]

The Tempest

December 10, 2010
Not Recommended for Families
The Tempest’s message is that reconciliation is better than revenge, and in fact, the posture of vengeance can poison the soul. While this message, and perhaps many others buried within the complex threads of storyline, is a positive one, the world of the story is extremely dark. The film does [...]


January 26, 2010
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
I believe the intent of the writer/director is to show that spiritual warfare is a reality and that supernatural beings such as angels and demons do exist. In fact, demonic forces are conquered by film's end but we won't give away the details of how exactly it happens. The movie opens with a [...]

Find Me

December 20, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a great suspenseful drama that will keep the viewer entertained from beginning to end. Paul is a fantastic gamer when it comes to the game of geocaching. Geocaching is where co-ordinates are used to find hidden clues that take you to a prize at the end of the search. So when Paul is [...]

Orca: The Killer Whale

September 14, 2004
Not Recommended for Families
A group of men set sail to capture a killer whale for profit. They make the mistake of capturing his female instead, and her baby dies along with her. This means doomsday for the men as the killer whale intends to have his vengeance. This is a suspenseful story at times but it features a lot of [...]

Pray 2.5 (Directors Cut)

June 1, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This DVD works well with the stories of the "Pray" movie and "Pray 2: The Woods" combined and re-edited into a single DVD movie experience, which even includes the beginning minutes of "Pray 3" at the conclusion! It is a seamless experience. The film will have you on the edge of your seat as you [...]


March 20, 2009
Not Recommended for Families
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

Dangerous Calling

July 9, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This movie makes its point by exaggeration. It focuses on church problems, such as people gossiping, being concerned they don't lose their seat in the pew, criticism of the pastor, people singing who are not gifted in that area, etc. It actually has a woman in the story who kidnaps the pastor's [...]

Pray 2: The Woods

September 22, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a story of suspense in which a young woman who is both wife and mother is kidnapped from her home and kept in a tiny barn. She manages to escape and goes on TV to share her Christian testimony about how God protected her and brought her out of the ordeal. Soon, she is being pursued once [...]