actor: Denzel Washington

Roman Israel, Esq.

November 17, 2017
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 [...]

Fences

December 25, 2016
"Fences" is an apt title for this dramatic film, as it focuses on a man who wants to keep some things inside and other things out. Denzel Washington gives a layered performance as Troy Maxson, a husband and father who works as a garbage man. His wife Rose (Viola Davis) loves him loyally, and he [...]

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 [...]

The Equalizer

September 26, 2014
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 [...]

2 Guns

August 2, 2013
"2 Guns" is an action packed movie about two undercover government agents who are unwittingly duped into robbing a bank. However, the score is much larger than originally believed and they suddenly realize that they've been had. The rest of the film takes the audience on a thrill ride of a chase [...]

Flight

November 2, 2012
This movie has a tight and interesting storyline along with a strong performance by leading-man Denzel Washington. But like the story about the plane in this film, this movie goes out of control in the content department and is too turbulent in the sex, drugs and nudity as well as language [...]

Safe house

February 10, 2012
I actually winced a bit at one scene in this film, a scene in which a bullet crashes through both a windshield and a man's head and blood is sprayed up on the windshield. It is very realistic and very gross. And unfortunately there are too many of these kinds of scenes in this movie. It contains a [...]

Unstoppable (2010)

November 12, 2010
This movie builds to a tense and edge-of-your-seat edginess as you wait to find out if two engineers, Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) and Will Connors (Chris Pine) will survive as they attempt to thwart the out-of-control advance of a train carrying flammable fuel. To add to the problem, the train [...]

The Book of Eli

January 15, 2010
This film is a bit of an oxymoron. On the one hand, you have a character named Eli (Denzel Washington) who protects the Bible in an apocalyptic, post-war world. He quotes scripture and is divinely protected as he heads west because the voice of God told him to. Eventually he plans to deliver the [...]

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

June 12, 2009
John Travolta plays a villain, Ryder, quite well in this movie. He is menacing, sarcastic, and intriguing as he enjoys speaking with subway supervisor Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) after Ryder holds hostages on a subway and demands ten million dollars. Washington also is convincing as Garber, [...]

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