actor: Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour

November 24, 2017
Gary Oldman does an excellent job in Darkest Hour portraying Winston Churchill as the stubborn leader that was needed by Britain during World War II. He was a persistent, determined leader; and if not perfect, than certainly the perfect leader needed for that dark hour. One of the themes of the [...]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

August 18, 2017
Have you ever been matched up in a situation with someone that was your opposite? Ryan Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, a top notch bodyguard, a sensitive man that is matched up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), who is loud, tough, and impulsive. He and Bryce rub each other the wrong way [...]

Criminal (2016)

April 15, 2016
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 [...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 11, 2014
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is a well made movie. It features spectacular special effects with the apes literally coming to life and interacting with one another as well as humans. It features the birth of a young chimpanzee that, despite the CGI, is very well done. The apes also ride horses [...]

Robocop (2014)

February 12, 2014
This movie features a definite upgrade in special effects when compared to the original version. And it presents interesting moral questions: should this man/robot cop be constructed with more of an emphasis on police duty or should his humanity be retained as much as possible; after all, he is a [...]

Paranoia

August 16, 2013
This movie shows how much technology plays a part in today's society. Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) works for a major mobile company but is tired of the lack of promotion. He goes before the CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), with an idea which Wyatt insults. Later Wyatt blackmails Cassidy, knowing [...]

The Dark Knight Rises

July 20, 2012
The latest edition in the Batman saga falls short in multiple ways. The action isn't impressive, the fight scenes linger on, the bad guys murder many in cold blood and the special effects are flat. That said, the story is more intricate than in the previous films and does hold one's attention for [...]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

January 6, 2012
I found this movie to be very slow moving. For example, there's the scene in which a character gets up to his alarm clock, a character eating, a character taking a drink, characters walking, and all of these in isolated scenes. The plot is a bit difficult to follow as well. It basically comes down [...]

Kung Fu Panda 2

May 26, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is energy-filled and features non-stop action! As with its predecessor, this film has a lot of fighting in it. There is plenty of martial arts including punching, kicking and in addition objects are thrown and several things are blown up. The premise involves Po searching his past and [...]

Red Riding Hood

March 11, 2011
I must say that the story and film was better than I anticipated. I was expecting pretty much a slash fest and, although admittedly there are some violent scenes in the film, the story and suspense take up a lot of the screen time which was nice to see. The development of the characters is also [...]