actor: Johnny Depp

Sherlock Gnomes

March 23, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sherlock Gnomes imaginatively focuses on a mystery that needs attention. Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy), is a happy garden gnome who, along with his wife Juliet, live in a garden in London. Life isn't bad, but when Juliet (Emily Blunt) starts paying more attention to the garden than to Gnomeo, he [...]

Murder on the Orient Express

November 10, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most scenic movies I have watched; beautiful snow-capped mountains, parts of the historical city of Jerusalem, lovely green trees dot various locations as the Orient Express chugs along, blowing its stack of smoke. And yet, murder takes place on the [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

May 26, 2017
How many lives does a Sparrow have? Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back and is, as usual, in deep peril and in danger of losing his life. He goes to the guillotine, and in what could be a tragic end for the pirate scoundrel turns out to be instead a very hilarious moment in the movie. [...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

May 27, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" is pure imagination and escapism at its best. The characters are delightful, the effects are spectacular, and the story is captivating. Alice returns to Wonderland and is saddened to see the downcast spirit of the Mad Hatter, who thinks he has lost his family but [...]

Black Mass

September 18, 2015
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 [...]

Into the Woods

December 25, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Into the Woods" is a humorous and imaginative film. It's not flawless, but it has some funny moments, including a scene in which two princes (Cinderella's prince and Rapunzel's prince) are over the top in singing about their love for Cinderella and Rapunzel. They attempt to be sexy as they sing [...]

Mortdecai

January 23, 2015
"Mortdecai" is hit and miss with its comedy. There are times when the jokes and gags don't really work, but when they do they are laugh-out-loud funny. Two of these feet-tickling moments involve Johnny Depp. In one scene his character, Mortdecai, is cocky and sure of himself during a fencing match, [...]

Transcendence

April 18, 2014
This is an intelligently written story that taps into human emotion. Johnny Depp gives a remarkable performance as Dr. Will Caster and Rebecca Hall gives an equally strong performance as his wife Evelyn. Anyone who has ever lost someone close to them will understand the emotions she feels after her [...]

The Lone Ranger

July 3, 2013
This is not the Lone Ranger of TV and film history. I personally believe Clayton Moore would be disappointed. First of all, this movie's genre is difficult to figure out. It is listed as an action picture, a western and an adventure film. It includes humor and at times seems to be spoofing the [...]

Dark Shadows

May 11, 2012
Which movie should I review? The one which plays it pretty straight for the first forty minutes or so? Or the one which plays on comedic moments because the vampire is close to two hundred years out of his time. The movie focuses on how he reacts to things like paved roads and a McDonald's [...]

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Hugo

- Dove Approved for All Ages