actor: Gerard Butler

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

February 22, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save [...]


October 20, 2017
The stage is set for the audience, and it's a stage that might feel close to home for many: by the year 2019, chaotic storms of titanic magnitude have torn much of the world apart, and the future seems desperately bleak. In a last-ditch effort to save humanity, world leaders managed to work [...]

Gods of Egypt

February 26, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Gods of Egypt" brings the ancient mythology of gods and war to life. It is an old-fashioned, epic film about gods and mortals. Set (Gerard Butler), the menacing god of darkness, winds up on the throne of Egypt after he seizes power. The rightful heir, the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), has his [...]

London Has Fallen

March 4, 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 [...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 13, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" has more of the same fun as it's predecessor! Hiccup and Toothless ride through the air and enjoy riding past clouds. The humorous scenes are many in the movie, including one crash landing in which Toothless comes in a bit hard and the kids in the audience laughed with [...]

Olympus Has Fallen

March 22, 2013
"Olympus Has Fallen" is a variation of "Die Hard" with Gerard Butler substituting for Bruce Willis. This time the villain is a renegade North Korean terrorist with a grudge against the USA for "murdering" his wife. He and a team of commandos attack the White House and capture its inhabitants. The [...]

Chasing Mavericks

October 26, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

Chasing Mavericks follows the life of Jay Moriarity as he learns the skills necessary to surf monster waves called Mavericks. After Jay's father leaves him and his mother, Jay forms a bond with a neighbor who has surfed these huge waves. Jay convinces his new mentor, Frosty, to teach him how to [...]

Playing for Keeps (2012)

December 7, 2012
This is a movie with a warm "feel good" ending and features a good story. It's unfortunate that the film contains a few items which drive it over the top of our acceptability level for family-friendly viewing. George Dryer (Gerard Butler) was a soccer star and the movie opens with three of his [...]

How to Train Your Dragon

March 26, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a delightfully funny and visually mouth-dropping film! The filmmakers hit a homerun with this one as it is a good story with wit and charm to boot. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Viking who hasn't been able to take up his father Stoick's (Gerard Butler) mantle. He believes he will never be a [...]

The Bounty Hunter

March 19, 2010
Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler seem to be enjoying themselves during this movie. I imagine the behind-the-scenes stories and practical jokes were lively to say the least. During the story they move back and forth between being angry with one another or enjoying each other's company, although [...]