actor: Lucy Liu

Kung Fu Panda 3

June 28, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Kung Fu Panda 3" will knock, uh, kick your socks off! There's still a lot of energy and creativity left in the franchise. Speaking of energy, that's what the plot is about in this third installment. A real baddie of a villain named Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons) is determined to get back to the [...]

The Man with the Iron Fists

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 [...]

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

September 21, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a delightful movie. It feeds the imagination with great animation, backgrounds, characters and songs, and it somehow manages to capture the innocence of childhood. Lizzie, age nine, is raised by her father who is a very busy, serious-minded man. No explanation is given as to what happened [...]

Little Spirit: Christmas in New York

October 13, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

This wonderful little tale is told to the young girls in a taxi cab by the driver as they go to their grandmother's house. It's a cute little story about one little boy's adventure in a new city as he tries to find his missing dog. As Leo searches for Ramona he receives help from a fantasy-like [...]

Code Name: The Cleaner

Cedric the Entertainer can be a very funny man and in this movie his humor shows. This film was full of laugh out loud scenes as Jake tries to figure out who he really is, what is going on and who the bad guys are. While funny at times, unfortunately the language content is over the top as are the [...]

Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Extreme acts of violence and otherwise horrific decapitations are made to seem commonplace and comical. The film contains a lot of offensive language and some strong sexual content. Stay away from this [...]

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Action fans will enjoy the non-stop display of high-powered weapons, martial arts moves, and fiery explosions. In fact, the violence alone was enough to earn the R rating. Although it has virtually no sexual content and limited foul language, continuous and often graphic violence is exploited and [...]

Charlies Angels

This feminine and witty answer to 007 - with a bit of Modesty Blaise thrown in for good measure - is loads of fun. The spoof never takes itself seriously, yet never belittles its characters. It may be the best time I’ve had in at the movies this entire year. Alas, Ms. Liu manages to profane [...]

Shanghai Noon

Well-choreographed martial arts and some funny gags highlight this action comedy, which reminded me of the far superior Harrison Ford/Gene Wilder collaboration, “The Frisco Kid.” Why the profane use of God’s name was incorporated into this production beats me. Besides the religious [...]