actor: Forest Whitaker

Respect

August 27, 2021
It was a long, winding and sometimes hard-to-watch path that brought the daughter of a prominent, but abusive pastor to life as the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin lived it. The biopic Respect gives that life a sometimes glossy and often dark retelling, and has now gone on demand scant weeks after [...]

Black Panther

With a library just shy of 20 movies in Marvel's ever-expanding universe, it's hard to believe we haven't exhausted the superhero genre of any compelling material. But Black Panther fights tooth and claw to prove that his place among the Marvel classics is well deserved in this new tale which takes [...]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

April 4, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is a film that will be loved by most "Star Wars" fans. It is a mixture of old and new and the ending perfectly leads into the first-ever "Star Wars" film, "A New Hope". This prequel tells how the Death Star plans were stolen from the Empire, and it is an intriguing [...]

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival" is not your typical alien or science-fiction film. It doesn't contain a lot of action, it contains little. It focuses on intellect and is, frankly, a bit cerebral. It does not feature aliens easily connecting with humans; in fact, just the opposite. The humans struggle to learn the [...]

Taken 3

"Taken 3" features an action-packed plot line and, considering this is the third film in the series, a pretty interesting story and mystery to solve. Liam Neeson has seemingly lost nothing in his physical arsenal as he elbows bad guys, punches them, races after them in his car, etc. The story [...]

Black Nativity

April 15, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Christmas season is a time of redemption and forgiveness. This compelling story is a modern day musical version of the Nativity that not only tells of Jesus' birth but also portrays a family that needs to be reborn through accepting forgiveness for the mistakes that they have made in the past. [...]

Lee Daniels The Butler

Here is a dramatic film that shows many aspects of this country through some difficult times as it brings to life the reality of one mans journey for many years starting in 1926. The Butler starts with a young man in the cotton fields down south during some hard racial times. Confronted with the [...]

The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in an action film and yes, he wields a big gun once again. And although he is the good guy, Sheriff Ray Owen, and is the best bet to stop a drug lord named Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), after he escapes from Federal agents, the movie unfortunately is saturated with [...]

Repo Men

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 [...]

Our Family Wedding

"Our Family Wedding" includes a scene in which a goat overdoses on Viagra, and attacks (if that is the right word) Forest Whitaker. This is the kind of humor one can expect when watching this movie. Forest Whitaker is an Oscar winning actor and it is sad to see him in a film which, although funny [...]

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