actor: Peter Sarsgaard.

Jackie

"Jackie" features a mesmerizing performance by Natalie Portman as the charming First Lady who once presided over what she called "Camelot". Portman's speech and diction as Jackie are expertly delivered, and she is woven into real scenes that took place in the White House. The film, shot with a [...]

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The Magnificent Seven (2016)" is a paradox of sorts. It is a very well-made film, a western, featuring well-known actors who chew up the scenery. The actors include Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm; Chris Pratt as Joshua Faraday; Vincent D'Onofrio as Jack Horne, and as the villain (and he makes a [...]

Green Lantern

The special effects abound in this comic book extravaganza. Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is the first human ever chosen to be part of the intergalactic order of the Green Lantern Corps. He is chosen to defeat Parallax, a fierce beast-like villain who threatens the very universe itself. Hal cannot see [...]

Knight and Day

One positive I will give this movie is that it is entertaining. Just about every action sequence imaginable flashes on screen at one point or another during the movie. Without plot spoiling as much as possible, the viewer will watch a plane lose its pilot, a character shooting at the bad guys from [...]

Orphan

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 [...]

Rendition

This film includes strong performances by Peter Sarsgaard and Jake Gyllenhaal, two men who try to do the right thing in a post-9-11 world where interrogations are used. A debate rages over if they are actually torture sessions or a needful means of gaining intelligence for the protection of the [...]

Flightplan – Filtered

January 24, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Once again Jodie Foster gives an excellent performance. The movie starts out a little slow, but once it gets going it has a captivating plot. This filtered version is very clean with only a few mildly violent things that happen, the worst of which is when a guy gets blown up in a bomb that he [...]

Jarhead

Jarhead is the furthest thing away from a family film that I have seen in a long, long time. It contains at least 2 f-words per minute in the dialog, not to mention all the other graphically obscene language. There are several sex scenes and negative dialog about women, girlfriends and wives [...]

Flightplan

Kyle Pratt is already distraught over the death of her husband when she faces every mother’s worst nightmare. She wakes from a brief nap and her daughter is gone. How could someone lose a child while flying at 37,000 feet from Berlin to New York? This is the dilemma of those on board as well as [...]

The Skeleton Key

I think this film should’ve used that skeleton key to unlock a formula for a good script because it is terrible. There was nothing thrilling or horrific about it, which would’ve been a great cure to my boredom. I do have to credit the movie for the interesting twist at the end, but then [...]