actor: Donald Sutherland

Ad Astra

September 20, 2019
The Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. The Review: Ad Astra is a conspicuous look at an explorer's mental state and his parent-child relationship that beautifully [...]

Milton’s Secret

September 30, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Milton’s Secret" is a film about a grandfather's sound advice to his grandson to remember the importance of forgiveness. This movie features excellent acting, particularly that of Donald Sutherland as Milton's grandfather and William Ainscough as Milton. A scene of forgiveness near the end of [...]

Treasure Island

August 20, 2013
This movie version of "Treasure Island" sticks pretty close to the book, but it is unfortunate that the violence and strong language mar it as a family-friendly film. Toby Regbo does an outstanding job as Jim Hawkins, a young man who just lost his father. He heads to sea to seek adventure and make [...]

The Jock Hero Dog

July 17, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie proves that humble beginnings can lead to great lives. This is an inspiring movie about the runt of the litter, named Jock, a puppy who is considered the bravest of his family even though he is the smallest of his siblings. He is chosen to go on an adventure and soon teams up with a man [...]

Dawn Rider

May 29, 2012
This western features a decent story. John Mason (Christian Slater) is misunderstood during an event in a saloon, and he is pursued by a lawman named Cochrane (Donald Sutherland). Mason heads home to see his father, a man he doesn't get along with very well. Still, he is reaching out to his father [...]

Behind the Mask: Edited

November 1, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Behind the Mask" is a powerful portrayal of the bond that develops between Dr. Shushan, Director of the Development Activities Center, and an employee, James Jones, who himself has issues coping with the world. James wants desperately to be a part of a family and to find his own father. As the [...]

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia – IMAX 3D

September 21, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

The special effects are very well executed in this IMAX 3D film. It seemed as if the dinosaurs were close enough to eat me on more than one occasion. And when some birds are seen on screen, you feel as if you can reach out and touch them. The scenes filmed in Argentina are very beautiful. The [...]

The Mechanic

January 28, 2011
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) basically plays a killing machine, a contract assassin who can kill people without remorse or blinking. The film's story focuses on what happens when he is assigned to kill the man who taught him everything he knows, in other words his former mentor. Yet despite the [...]

Fools Gold

February 8, 2008
"Fool's Gold" had a real potential for being a fun upbeat treasure hunt film. Unfortunately, the good times were marred by frequent foul language and sexual situations. At times the movie moved very slowly and at others, it raced ahead rather quickly. This herky-jerky pace made it difficult to [...]

American Haunting, An

May 5, 2006
The generic title “An American Haunting” is symbolic of the overall unoriginality of this film, which lasts from beginning to end. The film’s opening premise, that this particular American haunting is somehow different from all the others, turns out to be quite false as far as occult themes [...]