actor: Benedict Cumberbatch

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

November 9, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Grinch is a truly magical, even poetic, rendition that remains faithful in some important ways, not only to the original 1966 animated short How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but to the children’s book itself. The characters are oftentimes rhyming, making one think of the how the original story [...]

The Avengers: Infinity War

April 27, 2018
When Thanos, the over-arching villain of the Marvel universe, sets out at last on his mission to recover the six infinity stones, it becomes clear that all else pales in comparison to the task to stop him. Doing so requires assembling a team of all the heavy-hitters, and I mean all of them.  [...]

Doctor Strange

November 4, 2016
"Doctor Strange" is a special effects-laden extravaganza that features a commanding performance by Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, the Marvel comics' surgeon who is endowed with mystical powers. In the movie, as well as the comic, he is arrogant, making it difficult for his former [...]

Black Mass

September 18, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Penguins of Madagascar

November 26, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Penguins of Madagascar" is fun for the whole family and definitely a laugh-out-loud movie! The penguins' facial expressions are priceless and their antics are nonstop. The penguins explore locations from Antarctica to Venice and Rio De Janeiro to Shanghai, and they share a lot of excitement along [...]

The Imitation Game

December 25, 2014
"The Imitation Game" features strong performances from the two leads: Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a genius mathematician, and Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, another genius who finishes a difficult crossword puzzle in less than six minutes and wins a place on Turing's code team. It took [...]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 17, 2014
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a powerful conclusion to the "Hobbit" trilogy. Several reviewers believe it to be the best of the three "Hobbit" films, and I agree. This final journey into Middle Earth comes with a price, which is the dramatic deaths of both villains and a few [...]

The Fifth Estate

October 18, 2013
This movie is informative but if a family walks into the theater expecting to see an entertaining movie or a family friendly film, this isn't it. It is based on the story of WikiLeaks and the controversy over how much secret or even classified information, if any, should be shared with the public. [...]

Star Trek Into Darkness

May 16, 2013
This is an action-packed movie from the get go. Kirk saves Spock from certain death from a volcano but a primitive race sees the Enterprise and Kirk gets into trouble for disobeying a Prime Directive. Even Spock seems to be against him for the rescue! Kirk is stripped of being captain of the [...]

Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce

February 23, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many Americans understand the issues and history of slavery in America, but few know that it was abolished in England long before it was here in the United States. "Amazing Grace" tells the story of William Wilberforce, the English reformer whose life work was dedicated to freeing slaves under [...]