actor: Bob Hoskins


July 2, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Will" is a charming film of one young man's dreams which he hopes to be fulfilled. Will has lost his mother and when his father returns after a three year span, Will is overjoyed at being reunited with him. Both are big fans of the lovable Liverpool FCs team and Will is elated when his Dad [...]

Christmas Carol, Disneys A

November 6, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is no bah, humbug! It is a pretty faithful telling of Charles Dickens' classic novel, and the 3-D and animation is fabulous. Jim Carey shows some true versatility as he lends his voice not only to Scrooge, but to several characters including the Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present [...]

Mrs. Henderson Presents

December 9, 2005
The very premise of “Mrs. Henderson Presents” makes the film an unlikely candidate for the family-friendly seal. It’s loosely based on the true story of a widow who invests her inheritance in restoring an old theatre into a spectacular stage for London’s first all-nude review. This movie is [...]


May 13, 2005
This is by far the worst film that Jet Li has appeared in. The story moves along terribly slow, and the action sequences lack energy. I had hoped to see some good martial arts from Li like those depicted in his films “The One” and “Kiss of the Dragon,” but these scenes were derisory. The [...]

Son of the Mask

February 18, 2005
Son of the Mask is a classic example of how to make a film that is NOT Dove "Family-Approved." The language goes over the top for its intended audience of pre-teen kids. The use of "Frickin" clearly shows the writer's lack of awareness of who his target market really is. With strong occult [...]

Beyond the Sea

January 7, 2005
Kevin Spacey did an excellent job writing, directing and acting in this film about Bobby Darin. The film is filled with wonderful music and sentiment. Darin overcomes a background of growing up without a father, being poor and having a bad heart. He shouldn't have lived to 15 much less 37. This a [...]

Enemy At The Gates

March 16, 2001
After a seemingly endless parade of crude, mindless or emotionally hollow movie openings, finally the first great film of 2001 comes to the local bijou. Writer/director Jean-Jacques Annaud grabs the viewer from the opening sequences and doesn’t let go. This audience member was simply [...]

Don Quixote

Dove Approved for All Ages

“Don Quixote” is the timeless work of Miguel de Cervantes and has been regarded as the first novel ever written. It was published in Spain in two volumes in 1605 and 1615. Most of us are more familiar with the musical version, “Man of La Mancha.” The book, while parodying the chivalric [...]

Noriega: Gods Favorite

This TV-film presents a brilliant performance by the star and a disturbing fact that although America is only 4% of the world’s population, we use over 60% of the world’s illegal drugs. It points out hypocrisy and corruption in the realm of politics and of men brought up on church doctrine, but [...]