actor: Garrett Hedlund

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

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 [...]

Pan

December 22, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pan" is a special-effects extravaganza, a rollicking ride into Neverland! “This isn’t the story you’ve heard before,” the narrator states in a voiceover at the beginning of this prequel, of sorts, to the legendary story of Peter Pan. Indeed. Blackbeard has been added to this story, and we [...]

Unbroken

"Unbroken" is a powerful movie, especially considering that it is based on a true story. Louis Zamperini was a strong-willed child, experimenting as a teen with drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. However, he was raised by loyal parents who disciplined yet loved him. His mother prayed for him [...]

Tron: Legacy

April 5, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Tron: Legacy" is visually stunning! This movie has a heart and a wonderful theme even though it is encased in the guise of science fiction. Jeff Bridges returns in this follow up to the 1982 movie "Tron" and in this story which picks up years later, he is missing. His grown son, Sam lives with the [...]

Country Strong

The acting is strong in this film with stalwart performances by the main four actors, Gwynneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester. Paltrow plays Kelly Canter, a country singing superstar who underwent a tragedy in Dallas and wound up in rehab as a result. She is released to [...]

Death Sentence

Kevin Bacon gives a good performance in “Death Sentence” as a man who decides to administer his own brand of vigilante justice after his son is murdered. When he hears that his son’s killer will likely spend only 3 to 5 years in prison, he seeks violent revenge and sinks to the level of the [...]

Four Brothers – Filtered

December 20, 2005
Although they look very different and are not blood brothers ( they are all adopted), these four brothers in the film hold a strong family bond and they stick together through everything. They all meet at home for their mother's funeral and they find out that therir mother had been murdered. They [...]

Four Brothers

This movie has it all! Unfortunately, the all in this case is almost all the unsavory part of the human condition. While there is love, loyalty, and a desire for justice, there is also greed, revenge, lust, corruption, anger, murder, fornication, hatred, betrayal and mistreatment of others. The [...]

Friday Night Lights

Here is a film that could have been very family-friendly but it seems to have purposefully avoided it by injecting unnecessary vulgar language and sexual escapedes of high school age kids. The end message of the film was good. The writing was good. The acting was good. The photography direction [...]