actor: Chris Pratt

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 22, 2018
We re-enter the Jurassic story with Claire Dearing and Owen Grady risking their lives once again to rescue the abandoned dinosaurs of Jurassic World from an imminent volcanic eruption. Though funded by a well-meaning mogul, things quickly go south with double-crossing bad guys, menacing lava flows, [...]

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.  [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 5, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Life isn't perfect. That point is made in this explosive, action-oriented film. Fortunately for the viewer, the point is made with a lot of laughs. And this movie is a feast for the eyes, featuring dramatic effects, explosions, chases through space, shoot-'em-ups with laser blasts, and enough space [...]

Passengers

December 21, 2016
"Passengers" is a fascinating movie that works especially well due to its lead actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Left in other actor's hands, it probably doesn't hold the audience's attention as well. Lawrence and Pratt have chemistry in this "Titanic"-like story, with the plot taking [...]

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 23, 2016
"The Magnificent Seven (2016)" is a paradox of sorts. It is a very well-made film, a western, featuring well-known actors who chew up the scenery. The actors include Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm; Chris Pratt as Joshua Faraday; Vincent D'Onofrio as Jack Horne, and as the villain (and he makes a [...]

Jurassic World

June 12, 2015
"Jurassic World" is an eye-popping movie—truly visually stunning. The action starts slowly, but when it kicks in it's in high gear right away. It all starts with one dinosaur escaping his enclosure, which means people running, screaming, and even being eaten. The corporate suits had decided that [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy

August 1, 2014
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is the latest movie installment of Marvel comic book characters, and it features the now standard Stan Lee cameo. As usual, it is funny. Let's just say it has to do with Stan doing a bit of flirting. Young Peter Quill stands by the death bed of his mother and, grief [...]

Delivery Man

November 22, 2013
This is an interesting story to be sure. A man who has fathered over five hundred children due to his male donations winds up having over 142 of them try to find out who he is as they want to know the "donor" and their real father. Vince Vaughn plays David Wozniak and what is interesting about this [...]

Zero Dark Thirty

January 11, 2013
This film is supposed to be a re-enactment of the steps leading up to and including the killing of Osama Bin Laden. I say "supposed to be" because now, some of the things shown and the effectiveness of some of the interrogation techniques have recently come into question. That said, this is [...]

The Five-Year Engagement

April 27, 2012
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]