actor: Colin Farrell

Dumbo (2019)

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus. But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. The Review: Tim Burton’s Dumbo jumps from animation to live action, yet loses its [...]

Roman Israel, Esq.

If Denzel Washington is going to continue to choose films that revolve entirely around him, his characters had better be dynamic and significant. Unfortunately, Roman J. Israel, Esq., the lead character of the film by the same name, is neither. Roman is a lawyer with a quirky persona who possesses [...]

Winters Tale

"Winter's Tale" is a romantic/drama that takes place in early New York. Angels and Demons as well as the eternal fight between good and evil take center stage in this story of love, loss and purpose. The premise is that everyone has a miracle to give and receive. When Peter Lake falls in love [...]


August 20, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a feast for the ears, eyes and imagination! The CGI animation is impressive, with vivid colors, various shadows and degrees of light in scenes, and is very atmospheric as a large part of the movie takes place in the forest. Oh, there's a story too and not a bad one. Young Mary Katherine, a [...]

Dead Man Down

Some of the themes of this movie are to be commended such as a line in the beginning of the film which states, "We make our plans but life is what happens to us along the way." In this action-packed story Colin Farrell plays a man named Victor, who is secretly Hungarian with the former name of [...]

Seven Psychopaths

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 [...]

Total Recall (2012)

As far as the family is concerned, this movie should be "recalled." Despite an interesting storyline and impressive special effects, the film registers a three rating in nudity, a four in violence, and a five in language and anything three or above in our content listing places a film outside of [...]

Fright Night 3D (2011)

August 19, 2011
All right, now I know why this film is in 3D. So when blood is sprayed it looks like it comes right at the viewer. Oh, how nice. It isn't very well done though which kind of adds insult to injury. In addition, one of the movie's main characters, the host of a supernatural TV show, disappears for [...]

The Way Back

This movie is based on Slavomir Rawicz's work "The Long Walk," which is a memoir. The film is picturesque for sure. A group of soldiers walk a decidedly long time in scenes of beautiful terrains and backgrounds and at times a glowing sun is their beautiful backdrop. However, this story of war [...]

Pride and Glory

When you think of a movie about a "police family" and "the force" of course you are going to think about the good guys and the bad guys. This is filled with the right ingredients for a cop movie, meaning violence, corruption, and even a little family background. At first you think the bad guys are [...]