actor: Billy Bob Thornton

Friday Night Lights

October 8, 2004
Here is a film that could have been very family-friendly but it seems to have purposefully avoided it by injecting unnecessary vulgar language and sexual escapedes of high school age kids. The end message of the film was good. The writing was good. The acting was good. The photography direction [...]

The Alamo

April 9, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Legendary war stories, like the battle of the Alamo, have a certain attraction. "The Alamo" paints a picture of men united by high ideals; and though they know that the odds are against them, they are willing to lay down their lives for the sake of the common cause of liberty. The viewer should [...]

Bad Santa

November 28, 2003
This film is extremely profane and vulgar. Keeping track of the offensive language proved difficult with nearly every sentence containing profanity. While on the job, Santa drinks alcohol and one time urinates in his pants. This film is so bad that the TV trailer has to be bleeped out presumably [...]

Intolerable Cruelty

October 10, 2003
Intolerable Cruelty, which pokes fun at marriage a la Hollywood and the legal profession, is an adult comedy that will do well at the box office. Dove cannot award the Dove Family-Approved Seal to this film due to its offensive language and immoral [...]

The Man Who Wasnt There

November 2, 2001
Most prominent of the objectionable content is foul language, with 25 strong profanities, including God's name in vain 16 times, but only one mild obscenity and several moderate crudities. One scene features a phony fortune-teller/psychic. And in one violent and somewhat gruesome scene, which [...]

Bandits

October 12, 2001
"Bandits" contains unnecessary foul language, disrespect for authority and immorality. Joe justifies robbing banks because the funds are federally insured. The two crooks steal vehicles by politely enticing young women to hand over car keys. Their first night out is spent in a home where they [...]

Apostle

February 13, 1998

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This perceptive, astonishingly respectful drama never condescends, nor is it antagonistic toward people of faith while telling its gentle story of the redemption of a good but imperfect man. Not only is religion not ridiculed, but we actually see positive examples of Christian behavior, such as [...]

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