actor: James Garner

Battle for Terra

July 1, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

As these two species of the galaxy come together on Terra they both have secrets from their past that need to be revealed. The humans arrive from the planet earth and the surrounding planets that they have destroyed through civil war. Instead of seeking peace, they invade Terra without trying to [...]

The Ultimate Gift

August 21, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a fine story with good acting and tight direction. Howard "Red" Stevens leaves his grandson, Jason, an unusual inheritance. Jason has to pass certain tests before he learns what that final inheritance will be. It includes working hard for the first time in his life, and helping others out. [...]

Maverick – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a really fun and modern western about a con-man who talks a big game but can't deliver when the time comes unless it's at cards. Maverick cheats his way across the West just to enter himself in what is supposed to be the highest stakes poker game to date. Along the way he meets a pretty [...]

The Notebook

Allie’s husband demonstrates a life-long commitment to his spouse “in sickness or in health.” He never leaves her side, and his unfailing devotion and love for her is an inspiring portrait of marriage. The film did unfortunately contain an intimate sex scene between a man and woman outside of [...]

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

January 29, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Nobody does animation better than Disney. Nobody! Once again, the artists at Disney Studios manage to incorporate equal doses of comedy and adventure with state-of-the-art cartooning that stimulates both the eye and the imagination. While keeping up with the ever-evolving world of animated [...]

Last Debate

A very insightful look at the power of the media and the dastardly act of reporting unsubstantiated facts. In this case, it’s okay, however, because their chosen victim is a religious right-winger. And we know they are all hypocrites. Well, isn’t that what “The Contender” just got [...]

Space Cowboys

To me it’s not their combined ages that’s the big deal, but their combined talent. They are pros and fun to watch as they good-naturedly spoof old age and themselves. Alas, I cannot recommend the film for family viewing due to misuse of God’s name on seven different occasions. Also [...]

The Great Escape – Filtered

August 25, 1999
"The Great Escape" was a wonderful representation of the true story of the prisoners of war who attempted many escapes from the German POW concentration camps. Although this film is a great piece of American history, it was not approved by Dove because of the many acts of violence that were [...]

My Fellow Americans – Filtered

June 17, 1997

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this film two ex-presidents learn to look past their hate for each other and work together to help each other get out of a bind. The presidents learn that if they would not have spent the last thirty years hating each other they could have been pretty good friends. A friendship blooms and the [...]