actor: Max von Sydow

The Bible Stories: Solomon

April 12, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

King Solomon, son of David, led a multifaceted life and was entrusted with the building of the temple as a place where God would dwell. This film begins with a focus on the rivalry between Solomon and his half brother Adonijah. While their father King David ruled, they tolerated one another, but [...]

The Letters

March 22, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Letters" is a dramatic and powerful movie which should inspire every single viewer! It is the story of Mother Teresa, via some letters she wrote over the years to a certain priest. The cast includes Max Von Sydow as the priest, Celeste Van Exem. Juliet Stevenson is absolutely wonderful as [...]

Robin Hood

Russell Crowe plays Robin as a grim, quiet but doggedly determined character. He occasionally allows himself a light moment and smiles. When it is decided he must sleep in the same room as Lady Marion, in order to pull off a ruse that he is her husband so she doesn't lose her land due to her newly [...]

Shutter Island

"Shutter Island" is a film loaded with atmosphere, from the pelting rain against the windows, the stormy seas, the dark corridors of the mental institute, to the lighthouse which is surrounded by grey skies and water washing up on the jagged rocks which surround it. There is even a cemetery scene [...]

The Final Inquiry

February 19, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a marvelous film of redemption though there are several battle scenes, with comparatively little blood. A stoning and battle takes place in the beginning of this film, which signals some violence to come. Although those who would seek to disprove the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth fail [...]

Nuremberg

January 16, 2001
The predecessor to this film, “Judgment At Nuremberg” is one of the best movies ever made and contains some of the finest ensemble acting you will ever see. Director Stanley Kramer brought out virtuoso performances not only from Spencer Tracy and Maximilian Schell, but from Marlene Dietrich [...]

Exorcist

Before you read this review: I will be mentioning some rather disturbing imagery seen in this film. I do this so that you will understand why I feel everyone should pass on supporting this film. If you are opposed to a graphic discussion, please pass on this review. And for heaven’s sake, [...]

Three Days of the Condor – Filtered

August 17, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film was a little slow and it was hard to stay focused. It seemed to take a long time to establish the plot. It does contain some violence but it is not gratuitous enough to not approve it but we recommend it for ages twelve and above. Viewers who enjoy crime films will probably enjoy [...]

Moomins and the Comet Chase

Dove Approved for All Ages

Dove has had second thoughts on this movie, since we reviewed it in 2016. Based on the book Comet in Moominland by Tove Jannsson, a Swedish book first published in 1946, this delightful animated movie is narrated by the late, great Max Von Sydow. His distinctive voice lends itself well to this [...]