actor: Robert Duvall

Secondhand Lions – Edited

March 8, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one of the better films I have seen in a long time. Of course, Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, shine together as the eccentric brothers and Haley Joel Osment was superb as the unguided nephew, Walter, in need of love and structure. These unlikely elements combine for a wonderful story [...]

Secondhand Lions

February 3, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a wonderful family film and New Line is to be commended. There are many times where they could have wondered off into non family-friendly territory, but they did not. They took the high road in this superb film about getting older, finding usefulness in old age and in believing in people. [...]

A Shot at Glory

November 19, 2002
Along with the obscene language, a fairly explicit sex scene further justifies the films ‘R’ rating. It’s tragic that this film includes material that earns an R rating, since a lesser rating would have opened up a huge potential audience among pre-teens and teens. However, the film has its [...]

The Godfather II – Filtered

October 9, 2001
What’s one thing that makes a great sequel? In my opinion, a great sequel is when you don’t have to watch the original movie to completely follow and enjoy the next one. I would have to say that The Godfather II fits that to a T. I’d never seen The Godfather and was concerned that I’d be [...]

Sixth Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger was interviewed on the Today Show moments before I saw the screening of Sixth Day. He was touting this picture as an action, sci-fi, FAMILY movie. In fact, he bragged about taking "all of my children except my three year-old with me to the screening." Arnold, Arnold, [...]

Gone in 60 Seconds

Let me get this straight. They’ve made a motion picture that shows the audience how to steal any car, no matter the protective devices, and in just seconds. In the words of “Saturday Night Live’s” Church Chat Lady, “Well, isn’t that special.” Now, just remember, all of you [...]

A Civil Action – Filtered

July 13, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is based on a true story of a personal injury lawyer, Jan, who sues a big business when the drinking water in a small Massachusetts' town has high levels of industrial solvents from their plant. A woman whose son had died believes that the contaminated water was the cause of the large outbreak [...]

Geronimo: An American Legend – Filtered

November 17, 1998
"Geronimo" tells the true story of an Apache who stood up for himself, his people, and his culture against the U.S. government's xenophobic policy toward Native Americans. The film depicts the military's efforts to capture and imprison a band of Apache, led by Geronimo, who fled their reservation [...]


February 13, 1998

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This perceptive, astonishingly respectful drama never condescends, nor is it antagonistic toward people of faith while telling its gentle story of the redemption of a good but imperfect man. Not only is religion not ridiculed, but we actually see positive examples of Christian behavior, such as [...]

Stars Fell On Henrietta

December 31, 1996

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Believing he has finally hit the big one, an oil driller has to overcome several obstacles in the Depression era. Celebrates the American spirit. Remarkably well acted, written, and photographed. A real pleasure. And it’s a relief to find a ‘90s film that doesn’t bombard your senses with [...]



- Dove Approved for Ages 12+



- Dove Approved for Ages 12+



- Dove Approved for Ages 12+