January’s 5 word movie reviews – with money for charity

It’s a new year for the monthy 5 word movie reviews and your chance to win money for charity.  You know the drill, add your 5 words to mine and earn $1 for charity.  Once we get to $100 the person with the most reviews will choose the charity.  Click here to see the past winners and the charities they chose and to see the other reviews you can add to.  Let’s start 2013 off with a bang!  (and I promise I’ll watch better movies next month!)

Zero Dark Thirty, 2012 (Cast-Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle)  Grade B

Tortuous beginning with satisfying finish.

Intense Provocative Intelligent Modern Conversation. (Jenners)

Great production zero emotional connection. (Louise)


The poster shows a man wearing a tuxedo and holding a gun, standing in front of an image that looks like it was taken from the inside of a gun barrel, with the London skyline visible behind him. Text at the bottom of the poster reveals the film title and credits.Skyfall, 2011 (Cast-Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes)    Grade B/B-

Javier, divine. Studly, aging 007.

 Love that Bond, even aging.  (Kay)

Bond – lean, mean, but tender.  (Nise)

Home Alone only spy style.  (Heather)

Javier, most interesting villain around!  (Harvee)

Daniel Craig hottest Bond ever  (Sheree)

Possibly the best Bond ever. (Louise)


Larry Crowne, 2011 (Cast-Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts)   Grade  B-

Decent Tom and Julia romcom.

Had potential…but fizzled out.  (Heather)

Julia and Tom had chemistry.  (Michelle)

Love the actors, not movie. (Debbie)


In Time, 2011 (Cast- Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde)   Grade C

Money is Time. Wasted potential.

It needed a time out.  (Heather)

Inventive, sad, long, but enjoyable.  (Jenny)

Fabulous idea but rubbish film. (Louise)

Neat idea, but glad DVD.  (Debbie)


The Sitter, 2011 (Cast-Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell)   Grade  C-

Won’t be Gagesitting for sure!

Before Jonah Hill lost weight. ;)  (Michelle)

Obnoxiously funny, OK on DVD.  (Debbie)


A Thousand Words, 2011 (Cast-Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Clark Duke)      Grade C-

999 words too many.

21 thoughts on “January’s 5 word movie reviews – with money for charity

  1. Skyfall: Home Alone only spy style.

    In Time: It needed a time out.

    Larry Crowne: Had potential…but fizzled out.

    I plan on seeing Zero Dark Thirty soon, so I’ll come back for that one later :)

  2. OMG I don’t think I could do this! Too much to say about some of them. We LOVED Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty. The other ones appeared to be a waste of my time.

  3. Love your Zero Dark Thirty take … though a B????!!!!! :)
    My 5 words would be: Intense Provocative Intelligent Modern Conversation

    And I’m mad I missed the Bond movie.

  4. What a brilliant idea for reviews

    Skyfall – Possibly the best Bond ever
    Zero Dark Thirty – Great production zero emotional connection
    In Time – Fabulous idea but rubbish film

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