Thursday, August 2, 2012
Movie Review: Courageous
Four policemen excel at their jobs, including battling with violent drug dealers. But after one of them loses a child, they realize that they have not been excelling as fathers to their children, and decide to change this. One of the fathers writes up a resolution for them to be great rather than just good fathers, and with another father joining them, they sign it and set out to live up to their promise to their children.
What sounds like it could be a sappy drama is actually a quite solid drama that has plenty of action and comedy sprinkled throughout. The opening scene of this film, and a humorous scene later in the movie, are more effective than just about any scenes I’ve seen in years from Hollywood. As Sherwood keeps growing as a film production company, I’m interested in seeing if they can fully live up to this potential. This film is safe for most viewers, with some mild violence, intense scenes, and mature themes.
(c) 2012 Jonathan Garner