actor: Louis Gossett Jr.

Come to the Garden on Stage

December 20, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Come to the Garden on Stage" is an inspiring story told by author Jennifer Wilder Morgan. Scenes of various gardens are seen on a screen, and the gardens are barren or blooming, based on what is going on in her life at the time. The audience responds as she gives this live performance about, [...]

Smitty

February 1, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Smitty" is a movie about values, change and the realization of the truly important things in life. We see these lessons lived out in the lives of Ben, his mother and grandfather. As the three of them come to learn who the others really are, they experience the necessity of family and friendship. [...]

Dog Jack

January 31, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is a realistic and gritty movie which vividly portrays the Civil War, particularly the fight to end slavery. The film begins by stating it is based on true events. Despite several realistic moments of battle, including men being shot, some blood spilled, wounds, and racial attitudes, the movie [...]

The Grace Card

February 25, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

David Evans has been a non-film director for many years, having directed several successful Passion plays for his home church. His experience shows as his first gig as a film director is handled with craftsman-like skill. He successfully engages the audience in a gritty story about a racist police [...]

The Least Among You

August 24, 2010
This is a film about a time when there was upheaval in the United States based truly on racial differences. It is a story of one young man's journey in this life that turned in a different direction than he had planned. Richard Kelly was headed for the direction of corporate America but by being at [...]

The Least Among You

January 12, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film about another time when there was upheaval in the United States based truly on racial differences. It is a story of one young man's journey in this life that turned in a different direction than he had planned. Richard Kelly was headed for the direction of corporate America, but by [...]

In His Fathers Shoes

February 1, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a movie that goes where we don't want to go sometimes: into the world of pain to deal with the issue of death, misunderstandings and bitterness. Louis Gossett Jr. gives a very fine performance as Frank Crosby, a cancer-stricken man who is close to his fifteen-year old son Clay, but wishes [...]

Tyler Perrys Daddys Little Girls

February 16, 2007
There are two things which make it easy to review a film at Dove: either the film easily misses being approved or it is approved easily. Then there is the film like this one: it is a near miss. There is a lot to like about this film. It shows a father who sincerely loves his three daughters and [...]

Left Behind: World at War

October 25, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is the best "Left Behind" film so far. Based on the second part of the book "Tribulation Force," this film will entertain the entire family, although the concept may be too much for younger children. This movie is comprised of some excellent acting, along with great special effects. I have to [...]

A Gathering of Old Men

July 15, 2004
Although this movie reveals a black community standing together after a black man kills a white man in self defense, there are some content problems for us with this film. The racial term "nig*er" is used 18 times although a black person calls himself this a couple of times. However, there is [...]

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