"Dark Phoenix" (Fox) . . . features a more relationship-driven story than many similar films.
"Exuberant and lavish, 'Aladdin' will have viewers rooting for its underdog hero."
"The displays of sacrifice and redemption . . . mitigate the game's violent aspects."
"A strong moral sense is at the core of all this, and nothing is reinvented."
"Aficionados of the Marvel Comics universe are likely to be thrilled by the sweeping epic."
"The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults."
"This family-friendly film offers positive messages."
"The film is an unapologetically heroic narrative correct in its historical details."
"The mayhem is free of gore and the basic values congruent with scriptural ones."
"Though suitable for most, their visually rich but dramatically impoverished fantasy film will likely satisfy few."