NEW REVIEW RATINGS | OLD REVIEW RATINGS
Crown - Highest rating, reserved for movies that will strongly build Christians up. Crown movies match the biblical qualities of Wisdom.
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Star - These are good movies, and while they may or may not be made by or for Christians, specifically, they show characters and plots that are consistent with Righteousness, scripturally defined.
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Checkmark - Not only do these movies not contain overt content or philosophy problems (as defined in scripture), they generally follow the biblical pattern of Understanding.
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No Sign / Circle-Slash - Not the worst rating a movie can get, but the fact of the matter is you really shouldn't be watching it. These movies match the characteristics of Folly, as spelled out in the Bible.
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Hazard Sign - Even if a movie in this rating doesn't happen to expose you to bad content, it's only because it's spending too much time trying to warp your mind. Scripturally speaking, it's not too much to call these movies Wickedness.
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Skull and Crossbones - Think toxic. Deadly. In biblical terms, Abomination.
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OLD REVIEW RATINGS
- NOT WORTH WATCHING AGAIN- NOT WORTH WATCHING
- WORTH AVOIDING
- NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ANY VIEWER
This is the highest rating we have, and refers to a film that we would bring up in a conversation. The question “Have you seen any good movies lately?” would be answered by films within this rating. “Recommendable” does not mean “Perfect” and there still may be content that needs to be considered by individual families, based on their own standards, which is why we still write full-length reviews on “Recommendable” movies.
“Enjoyable” generally means just that. The content or quality is going to be inferior to Recommendable, but we would watch an Enjoyable film again, though we’re unlikely to bring it up in conversation except as an answer to a question about a specific theme (“Have you seen any good movies about ________?”).
Not Worth Watching Again:
This is our own position and not necessarily a suggestion that other families who enjoy the movie should never watch it again. We truly do not plan on ever seeing any of these films again, because of a less-than-comfortable amount of negative content or because of significantly inferior artistic quality. However, if you tell us that this is your favorite movie, we’re not going to try to argue you out of it. We may point out some of our concerns, though.
Not Worth Watching:
“Not Worth Watching” doesn’t simply mean that your time could be better spent. It means that the negative content has outweighed any other merit in the film. We suggest that you do not select these films for viewing.
These films either have content that is actually defiling, or a worldview that is too subtle and pervasive for viewers to be able to deal with it fully and respond to anything else in the film (the entertainment, any “educational” aspects, cultural relevance, etc.). Unless you’re talking through the entire movie, pointing out every last thing wrong with it for the sole purpose of showing people how terrible the movie actually is, we strongly recommend avoiding these films.
Not Appropriate for Any Viewer:
This is an understatement. If these movies were books, we’d be burning them. Movies in this category contain either content so defiling or worldviews so corrupt that we wouldn’t want them to fall into the hands of even unbelievers. Movies in this category aren’t sold or given away after the review. They’re thrown out.