"Jakob the Liar" (PG-13, 2 hours)
Robin Williams gives a subtle and surprisingly unsentimental performance in the title role of this harrowing yet often humorous film, set in a Jewish ghetto in Poland during the Nazi occupation. "Jakob the Liar" offers a fine opportunity for teens (and mature kids 10 to 12) to gain insight into the Holocaust. There are chilling moments -- the sight of Jews who were hanged or died of disease, much talk of suicide and one actual one. Jakob is held underwater and hit by Gestapo officers.
"Double Jeopardy" (R, 1 hour, 46 minutes)
Good acting and a roller-coaster plot don't disguise the fact that "Double Jeopardy" tells a story more full of holes than a doily. "Double Jeopardy" isn't for younger kids; it contains an explicit sexual situation, strong profanity and briefly violent gunplay, along with verbal sexual innuendo, smoking and drinking, and the sad separation of a mother and child.
"Mumford" (R, 1 hour, 51 minutes)
Loren Dean plays an affable small-town psychotherapist in this modest comedy about human nature and the importance of truth. He treats a colorful handful of locals and turns out to have a big secret of his own. One of the movie's big mysteries: Why do the town and the shrink share the same name? High-school-age audiences aren't likely to identify closely with director Lawrence Kasdan's slow, sedate confection, while adults will find it quietly enjoyable and occasionally tiresome. The movie is inappropriate for younger teens because of its portrayal of female nudity in fantasy sequences, strong sexual innuendo, profanity, marijuana use, drinking and smoking.