actor: Emma Thompson

Johnny English Strikes Again

October 26, 2018
As far as special agents go, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) may not be someone’s first choice. He’s often clumsy, clueless, conspicuous, and oh, yes—currently, he’s not even an agent. He’s a schoolteacher, and one who should be emphasizing academics over espionage instruction to the [...]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

March 17, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

Burnt

October 30, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

A Walk in the Woods

September 2, 2015
"A Walk in the Woods" is witty and features lots of clever banter between the main characters, Bill Bryson and Stephen Katz. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are an unlikely pair, with Redford playing the straight man, author Bryson, and Nolte providing the comedy relief of the movie. It is as much a [...]

Saving Mr. Banks

December 20, 2013
Tom Hanks loses himself in the role of Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is equally superb as P.L. (Pam) Travers. The settings and clothes take you back to the sixties when Walt was determined to get the book rights from Travers to make "Mary Poppins". To say Travers is difficult to work with is like [...]

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

February 14, 2013
"Beautiful Creatures" is sort of a romantic comedy/drama about a girl named Lena who is a witch - or as they say in the film a "Caster", and her boyfriend Ethan who is mortal. As they become closer, she finds out that she must face a family curse going back hundreds of years to the Civil war era. [...]

Brave

June 22, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Brave" delivers a good time for the family! The animation is fantastically executed and the voice work is top notch. It features Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor and Kelly Macdonald as Merida. Merida is told by her mother that there will be suitors for her hand in marriage. One problem, she doesn't [...]

Men In Black 3

May 25, 2012
It's a shame a few strong utterances of language and the fact the film crosses the acceptable level in violence on our content chart occurs in this movie because it is an imaginative and, at times, laugh-out-loud picture. Emma Thompson plays Agent O in the movie and she is hilarious in a scene in [...]

Nanny McPhee Returns

August 20, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Nanny McPhee Returns" in a delightful comedy romp for the entire family. She brings her usual charm and straightforward ways into a new home that is under duress. As she teaches the children five lessons, they learn to work together to save the family farm. Dove is pleased to award our [...]

Nanny McPhee

January 27, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Seven children of a widower are out of control and unruly until Nanny McPhee arrives. She tells the children that as long as she is needed, and not wanted, she will stay. When she is wanted, and no longer needed, she will leave. She taps her magical cane when she needs it and she brings order to [...]

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