actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Mary Magdalene

Dove Approved for 18+

Dreamy and wistful, Mary Magdalene begins with a scene of Mary drowning … and then rising again to the surface, with Matthew 13:31-32 serving as a backdrop, although it is instead told as Jesus’s response to Mary’s questions. Soon, the audience sees snapshots of the life of a woman in 33 [...]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In the Netflix film based on William Kamkwamba’s memoir, Maxwell Simba plays the young man who would rise above the socio-economic struggle in Malawi, Africa, to save his father’s farm—and provide electricity and water to their community. Thanks to Chiwetel Ejiofor’s breakthrough direction, [...]

Sherlock Gnomes

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sherlock Gnomes imaginatively focuses on a mystery that needs attention. Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy), is a happy garden gnome who, along with his wife Juliet, live in a garden in London. Life isn't bad, but when Juliet (Emily Blunt) starts paying more attention to the garden than to Gnomeo, he [...]

Doctor Strange

"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 [...]

Triple 9

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 [...]

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"Secret in their Eyes" is a suspenseful story that features some fine actors, such as Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The audience will feel sympathy for Julia Roberts' character, Jess, whose daughter is murdered. Her friend Ray (Ejiofor), a former F.B.I. agent and now private [...]

The Martian

"The Martian" is big on tense moments and special effects. It is a major movie, running 141 minutes, and ultimately is about Mark Watney's (Matt Damon) experiences in surviving on Mars until a rescue mission reaches him. A wicked sandstorm leads to the quick evacuation of the NASA team on Mars, but [...]

12 Years a Slave

This movie clearly shows the cruelty of slavery and the depths that human depravity can go to when humans are treated like less than people due to their race. The movie states up front it is based on a true story, that of Solomon Northup, powerfully portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Solomon is a free [...]


A major mystery in this action-packed drama is this: Is Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) a Russian mole, a C.I.A. agent or does she fall somewhere in between? One thing is for sure, Jolie plays her with a vengeance. The word "ferocity" comes to mind. She also poses provocatively on occasion, while in [...]


Tsunamis, earthquakes, crumbling buildings, terror and chaos fill the screen in this futuristic apocalyptic movie. A danger is discovered in 2009 and by 2012 the lurking danger is ready to unleash itself on earth. This movie, which stars the likable John Cusack, also focuses on human relationships [...]