actor: Martin Lawrence

Bad Boys for Life

January 17, 2020
This 2020 action film opens with Mike and Marcus in the iconic city of Miami, racing through traffic to reach Marcus’ daughter, who is in the process of giving birth to his first grandchild. Upon the baby’s birth, the duo considers where they are in their lives, as they are not as young as they [...]

Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son

February 18, 2011
This movie is nothing original, full of cliches of any movie I have ever seen in which a male takes on the disguise of the female gender. In this case, it is Martin Lawrence who plays FBI agent Malcolm Turner who goes undercover and enlists the help of his step-son, 17-year-old Trent (Brandon T. [...]

Open Season – 3D

September 29, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Open Season" is a delightfully fast paced movie that will entertain kids both young and old alike. Boog learns about friendship as he tries to get back to his garage after the forest ranger that raised him from a cub tries to re-integrate him into his natural environment. Parents should note that [...]

College Road Trip

March 7, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one of the best family films I have seen in some time. It is uproariously funny, with Martin Lawrence, a police chief, playing Chief James Porter, an overprotective father to Melanie (Raven-Symone). The plot is rather simple-Melanie wants to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. [...]

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

February 8, 2008
It is too bad that what could have been a family film, with a talented cast of African American actors, is a film that is so irreverent and wrapped up in sexual innuendos and language that the humorous moments are overwhelmed with content issues. These issues are what prevents Dove from awarding [...]

Wild Hogs

March 2, 2007
The previews make this film look like a hip comedy, with the male leads riding around on their motorcycles and discovering a little more about life along the way. It looks funny in the previews. Unfortunately, this film is not nearly as funny as it might appear on the surface. It does have a few [...]

Big Mommas House 2

January 27, 2006
Martin Lawrence reprises his role as Big Momma in order to save the world. Unfortunately, this film has so much bad language that a great deal of the humor was overshadowed by the dialogue. While funny at times, most of the situations had already been covered in the first installment. This leaves [...]

Rebound

July 1, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Known best for his role in "Big Momma's House," Martin Lawrence tones down the foul language in this "Mighty Ducks" meets basketball film, "Rebound." As Coach Roy McCormick takes a bunch of misfits and tries to make a basketball team, he learns some valuable lessons about life and what is really [...]

Bad Boys II

July 18, 2003
With the heavy load of violence, a massive quantity of bad language and an abundance of other negatives, "Bad Boys II" cannot be awarded the Dove Seal for family-friendly [...]

Black Knight

November 21, 2001
Unfortunately, this film includes numerous sexually crude comments and suggestive scenes. The king offers Jamal any woman he wants, except the princess. But the princess climbs into his bed. Violence gets graphically medieval on occasion, such as a beheading where Jamal catches the head, later seen [...]