actor: Gerard Butler

Playing for Keeps (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

October 22, 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

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 [...]

Law Abiding Citizen

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 [...]

Gamer

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 [...]

The Ugly Truth

The ugly truth about "The Ugly Truth" is that it is far from a family movie for Mom, Dad and the kids. It has a ton of sexual innuendos and frank sexual comments, in addition to strong language. At one point a main character, after listening to a lot of talk about sex along with some slang, says, [...]

RocknRolla

This movie has a couple of good themes spaced out too far apart. One theme is that greed is something that is nearly impossible to stop and if it's not stopped, there is a steep price to pay. Another one is that the way we treat people does have more of an influence on them than we might initially [...]

Nims Island

August 5, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film that is clever and thrilling! Alex Rover is the world's greatest adventurer in books, but the author Alexandra Rover is another matter entirely. She suffers from agoraphobia, and is called upon to leave her safe haven at home to help a young girl stranded alone on an island. The [...]

P.S. I Love You

Although uproariously funny at times, this romantic comedy does not meet Dove's standards as a family-friendly film. There is a one-night-stand between two unmarried characters, strong language, and a lot of sexual comments and innuendos, as well as a brief nudity scene. The premise is a [...]

300

This movie was filmed in soft colors and it has the appearance of an older film which lends itself well to the dramatic moments of this period piece. There is some humorous moments too, which might be a bit surprising for a violent film like this but the humor works well. One example of this is [...]

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