actor: Will Smith

Aladdin (2019)

May 24, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Review: Despite the presence of a big blue genie claiming to be all-powerful but not all-knowing (how exactly does that work?), there are biblical principles at work in Disney's Aladdin. For starters, selflessness wins. The one who seeks power enslaves himself. The one who selflessly [...]

Collateral Beauty

December 16, 2016
Howard is a prominent businessman and owns 60 percent of an advertising company. But he turns his back on both the company and his family after the loss of his 6-year-old daughter. Now he just spends his time playing dominoes, riding his bike and writing letters to "Love," "Time" and "Death." When [...]

Suicide Squad

August 5, 2016
"Suicide Squad" is the comic-book version of "The Dirty Dozen." A group of criminals with superior, or even supernatural, abilities are released from prison to execute a dangerous mission, which is to put an end to supernatural villains whose aim is to take over the world. In exchange, the group is [...]

Concussion (2015)

December 25, 2015
While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer's disease. Omalu names the disorder "chronic traumatic encephalopathy" (CTE) and publishes his [...]

Focus (2015)

February 27, 2015
"Focus" is a fast-paced movie that takes a few twists and turns so that the viewer never figures everything out about the plot until the end. That is a good thing. I didn't see everything coming that happened, like you can in some films. So the surprises were nice, including one near the end that [...]

Kung Fu, Old Skool, and Tyrone

October 18, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is about forgiveness, something that is always needed in our lives whether we are on the receiving end or offering it. Adrina is kidnapped and her father's rival, named Mr. Rivers, is the one responsible for kidnapping Adrina. The movie is about the search for Adrina and Tyrone [...]

After Earth

May 31, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a terrific father and son film, a thrilling coming-of-age movie as well as a story of survival. General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns home from a lengthy tour of duty to learn his son, Kitai (Jaden Smith), has not been promoted to Cadet. There is a tangible tension between the two but [...]

Men In Black 3

May 25, 2012
It's a shame a few strong utterances of language and the fact the film crosses the acceptable level in violence on our content chart occurs in this movie because it is an imaginative and, at times, laugh-out-loud picture. Emma Thompson plays Agent O in the movie and she is hilarious in a scene in [...]

Seven Pounds

December 19, 2008
Will Smith has played many dramatic parts lately but none as traumatic and sad as the one he plays here. His character has caused the deaths of seven individuals including his wife and he makes the decision to literally give a "Pound of Flesh" for each one to pay for his self assessed crimes. This [...]

Hancock

July 1, 2008
"Hancock" offers fine performances from the three leads, namely Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman. In fact, Bateman's comic timing as he plays a character named Ray is very good. When Hancock saves his life after he is stuck in his car on train tracks with an oncoming locomotive, Ray [...]

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