Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Snoogans's Movie Reviews (3276)

view profile + 
 
2.5/4
3/4
3.5/4
3/4
4/4
1.5/4
3.5/4
2.5/4
2/4
3/4
3/4
2/4
2/4
2/4
2/4
1/4
1.5/4
2/4
1/4
1.5/4
3/4
2/4
1.5/4
1.5/4
1.5/4

Next 25
 

Mr. Church 
Tears Are Earned
3/4 stars

'Mr. Church' sees the return of Eddie Murphy to the screen in a touching drama. Murphy has very rarely dabbled in dramatic roles, but his performance in this film shows that he should do so more often. He slips into this character seamlessly right from the beginning. The whole story is told from the perspective of one girl whom we watch grow into adulthood with Mr. Church as a constant parent figure. The film plays as if it were based off of some writing (almost positively is) due to the time lapsing events and ever present narration. I'm not one for overuse of narration in a story unless it serves a specific purpose. While the disembodied voice of our main female does relate some information we could figure out visually on our own, her vocal presence works for this type of story. It helped to draw me in early on, when we start at a point where much catchup on details is needed. After the first couple of scenes the film finds it's footing and flows through a long timespan focusing completely on the enriching family-like friendship between Murphy and Robertson's characters. These two are endearing, which makes the many foreseen sappy moments hold some emotional weight. Each new turn of insight brings about a closer feeling of warmth and empathy. By the time we reach the end, any tears you may have are definitely earned. It was an overall delightful watch.


Recent Comments

Comment On Review

 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Watched in 2017 by tonks76
2002 by Karmand
movies of 2018 by skater4159
2017: Best to Worst by Nolane
Top Films of 2013 by Neobowler
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
Top Movie List by Michael

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want
to delete this review?