actor: Brendan Gleeson

Hampstead

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. The Review: An American widow woman left in debt by her unfaithful husband finds a man living on the land of Hampstead. He lives in [...]

Paddington 2

January 12, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Having never seen Paddington (2014), I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Paddington 2.” It didn’t take long for myself (and all the children in the theatre) to fall absolutely in love with Paddington Bear’s beautiful spirit and charming personality.   Well-meaning, often clumsy, [...]

Live by Night (2016)

January 13, 2017
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 [...]

In the Heart of the Sea

December 11, 2015
"In the Heart of the Sea" is a compelling movie about a quest and survival. For Herman Melville, this journey is about traveling to the lone survivor's home of the ship Essex to find out the story of the fabled great white whale. Was it really that huge? What happened to the men? What details are [...]

Beowulf

November 16, 2007
This partially-animated, special effects telling of the classic literature piece is stunning, but do not be fooled into believing this is a piece appropriate for children. This is a film for adults only, not a family picture. While the story of “Beowulf” is violent, the film seems determined to [...]

28 Days Later

June 27, 2003
"28 Days Later" is 112 minutes of blood, gore and pandemonium and is not recommended by Dove. It also contains bad language and some [...]

Mission Impossible 2

May 24, 2000
Aided by James Bond-styled action and stunts, beautiful locations, and a breathtaking leading lady, this is an exciting adventure. It is a typical action-packed summer movie where the good guys best the villains. Surprisingly lacking in objectionable material, however, we could not quite approve [...]