actor: Joel Edgerton

Gringo

Remember Fargo, a film about crimes out of desperation and people's insatiable stupidity to regain order? It seems as though they just don't make them like they used to—or not as often. With Fargo, the crimes are violent and heinous enough, yes, but the comedic element kept it memorable for over [...]

Red Sparrow

Raw, racy, and containing violence that will cause some to recoil. These are the thoughts I have after reviewing Red Sparrow. Not that Jennifer Lawrence doesn't give her usual strong performance. She plays Dominika Egorova, who was a prima ballerina in Russia until a terrible accident leaves her [...]

It Comes At Night

The Dove Team opted not to review this movie. Our report is therefore limited to the business information (title, rating, distributor, producer, director, actors, etc), synopsis, and the content [...]

Jane Got a Gun

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 [...]

The Gift

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 [...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic film, as in "big". The filmmakers showcase the plagues of the Bible in a big way: the water turning into blood, the frogs, the flies, the huge hail stones, etc. There are also sweeping shots of the vast number of Hebrews as they begin their trek from Egypt toward [...]

The Great Gatsby (2013)

This movie is made in the spirit of the grand old epics such as "Gone with the Wind". From the sweeping views of New York City, grand viewpoints from the homes of the rich, to the opulence and finery of the wealthy, this film is big with a capital B. It is well acted with the likes of Leonardo [...]

Zero Dark Thirty

This film is supposed to be a re-enactment of the steps leading up to and including the killing of Osama Bin Laden. I say "supposed to be" because now, some of the things shown and the effectiveness of some of the interrogation techniques have recently come into question. That said, this is [...]

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

December 4, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What a unique and original story which is humorous, dramatic, and, regarding life, very telling. The three main actors in this story, Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as the parents, Cindy and Jim, and CJ Adams as Timothy, are terrific. The audience I screened this film with laughed out loud on [...]

The Thing

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 [...]

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