actor: Chris Rock.

Top Five

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Grown Ups 2

When you hear that Adam Sandler is the writer of a movie you can be sure that you will get what you expect; a grossly over-the-top and tasteless film full of current and former SNL cast members. "Grown Ups 2" is a movie that will appeal to anyone but a grown up. The sight gags are frequent and [...]

Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted

October 16, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one fun ride! Join the caravan as King Julian, the monkeys, penguins, zebra, giraffe, and other animals travel through Europe after joining a traveling circus. The action is fast-paced and the animals likable. In fact, one young girl laughed at the sea lion and said out loud, "I like him!" [...]

Grown Ups

The joke in this movie is that the grown-ups, namely the characters played by Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock, are really big kids who act like juveniles when they get around each other. They like to ogle women, make jokes, hit each other and sometimes act on the gross side. [...]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

February 6, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The animals in Africa are amazingly funny and audacious! These characters have some great facial expressions which cracked up the audience I screened this film with. Humor abounds. An example of this occurs when a plane carrying several of the animals almost crashes. One animal is seen safely on [...]

I Think I Love My Wife

In the world today, there are probably some married couples that are bored with their lives and think life might be better if they were single. This story is about one couple that is in a rut. Chris Rock is very believable as the husband just looking for more excitement. The basic story is good but [...]

Madagascar

November 15, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Kids are absolutely going to love this film. I was packed in the middle of the theater with about twenty youngsters and my ears were full of constant laughing and giggling. It was a relief to view a Hollywood animated film without a lot of sexual innuendo (there was only one such minor occasion in [...]

The Longest Yard – Filtered

September 20, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

An ex-pro football player, Crew (Adam Sandler), goes to prison to a facility that has a semi-pro football team made up by the guards. The warden gives Crew a deal to form a team of inmates to play the guards in an exhibition game. Crew encounters many difficulties trying to get the athletic inmates [...]

The Longest Yard

It seems to me that remakes are never quite as good as the originals. This certainly holds true with The Longest Yard. The plot and storyline are very similar but with some updating. The cast of prison guards and inmates are bigger, stronger, and meaner in the remake. It seems like every one of [...]

Bad Company

Typical of action films, violence is plentiful with numerous shootouts, fights and chases. However, most of the shootings and fights avoid graphic wounds. When Jake returns to his hotel room, the silhouette of his brother’s girlfriend is seen in his shower. She is later shown in skimpy underwear. [...]

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