actor: Steve Zahn

The Good Dinosaur

February 23, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Good Dinosaur" will make the family laugh! Several kids, who were in the audience when I screened the film, laughed out loud several times. In one scene, a crawling, small boy named "Spot," who resembles a miniature caveman, peed behind a rock, and the kids laughed a lot on that one. But don't [...]

A Perfect Getaway

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 [...]

Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby

February 1, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

When I was a young child, I loved to tell the tale of the three little pigs. The tale is there with just a little twist that everyone will enjoy and a few lessons might even come to the viewer's attention. With celebrities' voices that are highly recognized, it adds fantastic personality to each [...]

Strange Wilderness

This is by far the worst movie so far in 2008 and maybe of all time. There were four other people in the audience with me less than 24 hours after this film opened. It means that audiences might be showing some common sense and maybe doing their research on film content by not going to this loser. [...]

Chicken Little (Digital 3D)

March 21, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

'Wow' is the best way to start this review. I was fortunate enough to have screened this at a local multiplex with a new Digital projection system allowing us to wear the free 3D glasses that have Polaroid lenses. This enabled the filmmakers to present an intense, colorful, Hi-Definition world [...]


August 30, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Sahara" is another PG-13 rated film that shows restraint in regard to offensive content. While there are many violent scenes, they are not graphic in nature and do not show too much detail. There are scenes with bullets flying but no graphic killings or injuries are shown. Things blow up with [...]

Sahara – Filtered

August 30, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Al and Dirk, treasure hunters, come across Ava, a doctor, who is trying to find the source of an epidemic in Mali. While in search for the treasure they come across a toxin in the Niger river. While finding the source they are pursued by those poisoning the water. The ending, without giving it [...]

Daddy Day Care – Edited

November 11, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Somewhere on a little boy’s wish list toward the top would read the following, “I wish my dad didn’t have to work and could stay home all day with me.” In “Daddy Day Care”, Eddie Murphy plays Charlie, a businessman who loses his job with his friend Phil (Jeff Garlin) on a horrible kids [...]

Dr. Dolittle 2 – Edited

January 15, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is good family viewing. Kids will love watching Dr. D. talk to the animals, as he did in the original version. The topic is timely: save the forest from the cut and slash people who're leveling every tree. This is really good viewing for families with young [...]

Joy Ride

JOY RIDE provides a few surprises, but more than enough bad dialogue and ridiculous coincidences for any one movie. While it appears that Lewis and Fuller learn their lesson about playing pranks on people, plenty of objectionable content fills the film. Foul language is the chief offender, with [...]