director: Guillermo del Toro

Crimson Peak

October 16, 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 [...]

Pacific Rim

July 12, 2013
"Pacific Rim" is an imaginative story that combines elements of Transformers and Godzilla into an action packed thriller. When monsters start appearing from a split in the tectonic plates under the Pacific ocean, human-kind's very survival is threatened. Each generation of the monsters known as [...]

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

July 11, 2008
"Hellboy 2" is a visual treat, with many interesting alien creatures and some top-notch action. The film also manages to humanize Hellboy a lot, the tough-as-nails fighter who is on the right side but tends to be a bit cranky. He does love Liz though, and she has a surprise for him which the [...]

Pans Labyrinth

January 19, 2007
I really couldn't determine what audience "Pan's Labyrinth" was made for. It is a very dark fairy tale story akin to Brahms’s Fairy Tales but much darker so it wasn't aimed at kids. It isn't scary so it wasn't aimed at the horror fans. OK, so we have a drama, with a child imagining a fairy tale [...]

Blade II

March 22, 2002
Fans of the comic may enjoy this bloodfest, but most may find the gore more than they want to see. "Blade II" creates a poster child for exploitation of violence as entertainment from the opening scene as Blade chases and dispatches a trio of bloodeaters. Vampire bodies explode, burst into flames [...]

Pinocchio (2021)

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Pinocchio opens as a poor but honest and compassionate carpenter, Geppetto (Roberto Benigni), scrapes the inner soft part of some wood for a bite of sustenance. His idealistic character is developed quickly as we observe his joy surrounding a new idea to carve a puppet he will take around the [...]