actor: Cuba Gooding Jr.

Freedom

July 14, 2015

Dove Approved for 18+

There are some shameful times in American history that cannot be changed, and slavery is one of them. This film is about freedom and the faith that God will help the persecuted slaves get to place where they will be free. It is about how faith saved them, encouraged them, and also about one man's [...]

Life of a King: Edited

July 8, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is inspired by a true story. Cuba Gooding Jr. gives an excellent performance as Eugene Brown. After his release from prison he connects with teens in high school detention and gets a few of them involved in playing Chess. One kid named Peanut shows potential for the future but his [...]

Red Tails

January 20, 2012
The aerial views in this movie are awesome! The special effects are terrific as it truly appears that several pilots from the Tuskegee training program are in flight and making magnificent maneuvers upon the air that are nearly mind boggling. The fact that the movie is based on true events stemming [...]

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

September 8, 2009

Dove Approved for 18+

Here's the good news: this movie brings you to the edge of your seat at times and you will want to see what happens next. The bad news is that it contains strong language outside of Dove's recommendation. Based on the true story of a world renown Pediatric Neurosurgeon, this story tells how one [...]

Daddy Day Camp

August 8, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Daddy Day Camp" is a film which makes some positive statements about fathers and sons who misunderstand one another but find reconciliation. Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his father, Col. Buck Hinton (Richard Gant), have always had trouble communicating, but when Charlie needs his dad to [...]

Home on the Range

April 2, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

The three cows realize that they succeed and persevere during difficult circumstances when they give up their personal interests to serve one another. They learn to accept others, putting up with bad singing, burping and irritation, and they grow to tolerate and work alongside those who are [...]

The Fighting Temptations

February 3, 2004
This movie is a bit of an oxymoron. It is a faith-based film which shows and speaks of sin a bit too graphically for us to be able to award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal as a family-friendly picture. There are sexual innuendos, comments and some suggestive dancing as well as some strong [...]

Radio

October 24, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Based on a true story, "Radio" is an inspiring picture about a life lived to do good for others and the difference that one person can make. Coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris) gives a strong performance as does Cuba Gooding Jr. as Radio. The film contains some strong language, but it’s used in a [...]

Snow Dogs

January 18, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Cuba Gooding Jr. is appealing in these types of family films, and considering he is an Academy Award winning actor, and could pick from a variety of roles, it is nice to see him making family films such as this one and "Radio." In this film, he plays Ted Brooks, a popular dentist who learns he is [...]

Pearl Harbor

May 25, 2001
THE GOOD:...This incredible epic is unlike any war movie you’ve ever seen before, delivering heroism and tragedy that’s real and tangible. It’s a glimpse into our nation’s past capturing the realism of war with historical filmmaking techniques and digital special effects that go [...]