actor: Sam Rockwell

Richard Jewell

The Synopsis: American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist. The Review: In the early-morning hours of July 27, 1996, I sat on [...]

The Best of Enemies

Dove Approved for 18+

Best of Enemies is a true story based on a book titled Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson. It’s the story of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis, an unlikely pairing in the heated battles of racism and rights in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. We meet Ann Atwater [...]

Poltergeist (2015)

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies, certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films and some horror films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As [...]

Seven Psychopaths

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 [...]

The Sitter

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 [...]

Iron Man 2

"Iron Man 2" features Tony Stark with more of a "devil may care" attitude than ever. He gets drunk in the film, says "Yes, Dear" to a senator, makes lewd remarks and inserts Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the CEO of his company, despite a lot of opposition. Yet he is heroic at times and refuses [...]

Everybodys Fine

Robert De Niro gives an excellent performance as a widower named Frank Goode whose four adult kids are not coming home for Christmas. So he heads out and travels with the idea of seeing all four of his kids, two girls and two boys. One son is in trouble but the others keep it from him. Additional [...]

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon portrays a simple view of two rather complex men's lives. Frost is the womanizing television host and Nixon is the dejected former President of the United States. There's no doubt that both parties agreed to these debates with a hope of restoring their status with the public. [...]

Matchstick Men – Edited

February 24, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Nicolas Cage is very funny in this film with all his little quirks and phobias. There are some wonderful twists and turns throughout the film that keep you guessing, but there is one troubling aspect to the film that parents will need to think about carefully before viewing this with children. That [...]

Heist – Edited

February 22, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I'm a Gene Hackman fan: I like "French Connection", and "The Firm", to name only two of my favs. Hackman doesn't disappoint in this film, but he also doesn't bring you into the action enough that you care about the characters. Hackman's wife, many years younger than he, uses her sexuality to sway [...]