actor: Haley Joel Osment

Entourage (2015)

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Tusk

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 [...]

Secondhand Lions – Edited

March 8, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one of the better films I have seen in a long time. Of course, Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, shine together as the eccentric brothers and Haley Joel Osment was superb as the unguided nephew, Walter, in need of love and structure. These unlikely elements combine for a wonderful story [...]

Secondhand Lions

February 3, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a wonderful family film and New Line is to be commended. There are many times where they could have wondered off into non family-friendly territory, but they did not. They took the high road in this superb film about getting older, finding usefulness in old age and in believing in people. [...]

Artificial Intelligence: AI – Edited

January 21, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I'm not a great fan of science fiction unless it's exceptionally well done. This isn't well done: it's much too long and the story line is pure fantasy with strands of "The Velveteen Rabbit," "Pinocchio" and "ET." Very young children might be frightened by seeing the depictions of the robotic [...]

The Country Bears

December 17, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

Children from age 4 on up will root for Beary in his quest to find out where he belongs, and laugh at the bumbling cops, Hamm and Cheets, as they chase the missing bear across the country. Interspersed with music and slapstick mayhem are strong messages of family love, acceptance and forgiveness. A [...]

Artificial Intelligence: A.I.

Armed with memories of “The Wizard of Oz,” “Bicentennial Man,” “Pinocchio,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Stepford Wives,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and several episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” Mr. Spielberg pays homage to Stanley Kubrick, who died before he could [...]

Pay It Forward

“Pay It Forward” is an engaging, uplifting film that purports a selfless deed can alter the lives of others forever. Unbeknown to the film’s young hero, his caring acts for others catch on, leading people throughout the country to do the same. Once again, Hunt and Spacey give [...]

The Ransom of Red Chief

August 16, 1998

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

An attempted mixture of comedy and drama, “The Ransom of Red Chief” doesn’t seem to quite make the cut. The “comedy”, both vocal and physical, wasn’t smooth, but instead seemed quite forced and scripted. The story was a good idea, but with such things as a man getting hit in the face [...]