actor: Jackie Earle Haley

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 [...]

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

October 7, 2016
"The Birth of a Nation" is a period film based on the story of Nat Turner, a man who led a slave-driven rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. The film features strong acting, particularly from Nate Parker as Nat, Armie Hammer as Samuel Turner, and Aja Naomi King as Cherry, the woman [...]

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 [...]

Nightmare on Elm Street, A (2010)

April 30, 2010
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 [...]

Shutter Island

February 19, 2010
"Shutter Island" is a film loaded with atmosphere, from the pelting rain against the windows, the stormy seas, the dark corridors of the mental institute, to the lighthouse which is surrounded by grey skies and water washing up on the jagged rocks which surround it. There is even a cemetery scene [...]

Watchmen

March 6, 2009
This is far from being a family film. There is a scene not far into the story which I found to be in very poor taste. President Kennedy's assassination is re-created and though it is not a close-up there is a brief moment when you see the side of his head after the fatal gunshot which killed him. [...]

The Bad News Bears go to Japan

February 12, 2002
Although this film has some funny moments, it also is irreverent and sadly has kids using profanity. The language alone prevents us from awarding our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to the movie. There are also incidents of disrespect shown toward adults and even God. The American coach (Tony Curtis) [...]