director: Antoine Fuqua

The Equalizer 2

July 20, 2018
When he’s not working as a Lyft driver, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) moonlights as the self-appointed friendly neighborhood equalizer, a vigilante-style assassin with a big heart for the little guy. With an apartment complex to watch out for and the life of a dear friend to avenge, McCall [...]

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 23, 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 [...]

Southpaw

July 24, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Equalizer

September 26, 2014
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 [...]

Olympus Has Fallen

March 22, 2013
"Olympus Has Fallen" is a variation of "Die Hard" with Gerard Butler substituting for Bruce Willis. This time the villain is a renegade North Korean terrorist with a grudge against the USA for "murdering" his wife. He and a team of commandos attack the White House and capture its inhabitants. The [...]

Brooklyns Finest

March 5, 2010
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 [...]

Shooter

March 23, 2007
"Shooter" is as disturbing as it is well made. I knew "Shooter" was well written when I heard the dialog: "I'm a United States Senator!" exclaims Senator Charles F. Meachum (Ned Beatty). "Exactly!" responds Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). This dialog captures the total unsettling premise of the [...]

Tears Of The Sun

March 7, 2003
This picture, while not based on actual events, provides insight into the horrors of ethnic cleansing and religious persecution throughout many parts of the world. It contains graphic brutality. The American soldiers show compassion as they encounter gross injustices, risking their lives to save [...]

Bait

September 15, 2000
Although Jamie Foxx has a likeable screen presence, reminiscent of an urban Bob Hope, complete with a fake bravado that quickly disappears whenever threatened, this cat-and-mouse action thriller mixes extremely violent images with its humor. In the opening scenes for example, the psychopathic [...]

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