actor: Idris Elba

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

August 2, 2019
The Synopsis: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. The Review: Hobbs & Shaw is the first spin-off film from The Fast & The Furious franchise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as [...]

The Mountain Between Us

October 6, 2017
The Mountain Between Us is a realistic portrayal of survival after a plane carrying two passengers crashes on a mountain, covered by snow. The pilot is killed and the two survivors, Ben (Idris Elba) and Alex (Kate Winslet), are left to fend for themselves. Well, not quite. The pilot's dog survives [...]

The Dark Tower

August 4, 2017
"The Dark Tower" is based on Stephen King's acclaimed set of eight books in a series, stewing adventure, fantasy, and western genres in a pot. What seems to have worked on the page does not translate into a 90-minute film, where director Nicolaj Arcel attempts to stuff so many plots and backstories [...]

Finding Dory

June 17, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Finding Dory" is unforgettable entertainment. It is delightfully funny and features well-loved characters, like Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), as well as a new, comedic octopus named Hank (Ed O'Neill). Dory begins to remember little things [...]

The Jungle Book (2016)

April 15, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Jungle Book (2016)" is an amazing adventure. The film is loaded with talking animals that are vicious and funny and a young, courageous boy named Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice talent includes Bill Murray as the comedic bear, Baloo; Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the evil tiger; and Scarlett [...]

Star Trek: Beyond

July 22, 2016
"Star Trek: Beyond" is the third of the new movie installments (based on the original series), but the first not to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Although it is definitely an entertaining movie, Abrams' absence shows. The movie features too many jerky scenes, with the camera shaking. Dark fight [...]

Zootopia

March 4, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Zootopia" is a delightful family film. It has everything that makes a good movie: great characters, a wonderful theme of going for your dream, and humor with a capital "H"! A rookie bunny cop named Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is determined to succeed as an officer, despite those who [...]

The Gunman

March 20, 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 [...]

No Good Deed

September 12, 2014
"No Good Deed" works well as a suspense/thriller movie. Just when you think not much is going to happen, something does. The movie stars Idris Elba ("Thor") as Colin Evans. He plays a man that is up for parole, after being imprisoned for five years for manslaughter. He killed the man that he [...]

Pacific Rim

July 12, 2013
"Pacific Rim" is an imaginative story that combines elements of Transformers and Godzilla into an action packed thriller. When monsters start appearing from a split in the tectonic plates under the Pacific ocean, human-kind's very survival is threatened. Each generation of the monsters known as [...]

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