actor: Dakota Fanning


April 7, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Yellowbird was raised by a ladybug because when his egg fell out of the tree, she was the first and only thing he saw when he hatched. As he grew, he was afraid of the outside world so he stayed in his little surroundings without flying anywhere that took him into the real world. One day Ladybug [...]


February 6, 2009
"Dakota Fanning is a good actress" is what I kept telling myself as I watched this long movie, which was actually just under two hours in length but felt longer. Indeed, Fanning is an incredible child actor and she is in many scenes in the film. She says all of her lines convincingly, but [...]

Secret Life of Bees

October 17, 2008
This movie is grounded in reality and it's a shame we can't award it our Dove Seal! But the language is quite strong in spots, mainly used by an angry man who abused his wife and now carries on the practice with his daughter, Lily (Dakota Fanning). Dakota Fanning is amazing in this picture. Her [...]

Charlottes Web

December 15, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Charlotte's Web" is an audience's delight! This is a holiday film which every family in America can feel good about seeing. The story is essentially about keeping promises, as Charlotte does for Wilbur, by keeping her promise that he will live past Christmas. She takes special care of him to keep [...]

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

October 21, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a very heartwarming story about a family with three generations that have a way with horses. A grandfather, father and daughter all believe in the dream of owning a great race horse. But in the beginning the three don't get along very well until one particular horse comes their way and [...]

War Of The Worlds

June 29, 2005
I have four words for this film—“Special effects” and “Dakota Fanning!” The special effects carry the new War of the Worlds film by far. Spielberg does a great job with the machines that the aliens use. The aliens themselves are believable, and the alien fire power is awesome. But like [...]

Man on Fire

April 23, 2004
Man on Fire shows corruption being punished and key characters struggling with God to understand life, but this one’s not for the weak of stomach. There’s lots of killing, and most of it is bloody. Creasy is driven to kill those involved in the kidnapping of young Pita. He dismembers a man to [...]

Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat

November 21, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Funny and fast-paced from beginning to end, this film should be added to your holiday list of things to do. Each character brings something to the film with a terrific supporting cast and a cat in Mike Myers that is purrrrrrrrrfect. All things considered, "The Cat in the Hat" is acceptable for [...]

Uptown Girls

August 15, 2003
This film was cute in some ways with the child, Ray Schleine being much more mature in many ways than Molly Gunn. The chemistry between Murphy and Fanning on screen is very endearing and enjoyable to watch. The Molly Gunn character however leaves something to be desired in the morals category [...]