actor: Denzel Washington

The Great Debaters

"Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do." So says a college professor in speaking to his son. He then sends him off to do his homework. The young man eventually does realize a dream by speaking on his school's debate team. This film is an emotionally moving and well-made [...]

American Gangster

OK. I knew the movie wasn't titled "Pollyanna", but still, "American Gangster" has so much strong language, violence and blood, nudity and sex outside of marriage, that it is just way over the top. The film is saturated with drug use, revenge and unrestrained pleasure. The scenes which bring the [...]

Deja Vu

"Deja Vu" is a high-action, crime-drama, sci-fi, thriller which is exactly what you would expect from Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of such action-adventures as "Con Air," "Enemy of the State," "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and another Denzel Washington favorite, "Remember the [...]

Inside Man – Filtered

August 8, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Denzel, Denzel, Denzel! "Inside Man" was a great movie, especially if you enjoy watching Denzel Washington. It was captivating, interesting and it kept moving. The only violence was some shooting between the SWAT Team and the bank robbers, a couple of punches and some rough handling of some of the [...]

Inside Man

"Inside Man" has a very interesting premise and catches your attention right from the beginning. While being well written, I found that Russell Gewirtz really likes the f-word and other obscene language that easily could have been left out of the story. Denzel puts in a good performance as the [...]

Crimson Tide – Edited

September 15, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie was originally rated R for language and action style violence. The edited version was rated Mild Elements because the whole premise of this movie is about war. The submarines are shooting torpedoes at each other and the U.S.A and Russia are at war. There really isn’t a whole lot you [...]

Much Ado About Nothing – Edited

July 13, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This truly is a comedy of errors. In this movie everyone is falling in love with everybody else, and those who do not receive love in return plot to sabotage everyone else's shot at love. William Shakespeare has a true talent for bringing out the true nature of people, and the makers of this movie [...]

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Flashbacks of the soldiers’ horrific battle, images of men suffocated, point-blank shootings, two homicidal drownings and a bloody assassination earn The Manchurian Candidate an R rating. Also difficult to watch is a needle injected into the skull of a conscious patient. And Raymond takes a knife [...]

Training Day

June 1, 2004
Director, Antoine Fuqua uses a ready-made cast of A-list stars in his gritty, new film “Training Day”, starring Denzel Washington as L.A.P.D. Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris and Ethan Hawke as rookie Jake Hoyt. "Training Day" is much better than Fuqua's previous outings. This film relies on [...]

Remember the Titans – Edited

February 16, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Remember The Titans" is a spectacular movie about discrimination and acceptance. Denzel Washington provides a moving performance and makes the characters come alive. I loved this movie. It's great for the whole family and provides a moral message as well. You'll laugh, cry and cheer with the [...]