director: M. Night Shyamalan

Glass

January 18, 2019
The Synopsis: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities. The Review: Glass is an example of a film where the final installment, theoretically meant to be a symphony of its predecessors, isn't quite on par with [...]

Split (2017)

January 20, 2017
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 Visit

September 11, 2015
"The Visit" succeeds in providing frightening images, if that is what people like. The image of a grandmother chasing her grandchildren, in a sort of half-play, half-menacing way is a bit scary. Add a bloody hammer and some killings into the mix, and the movie becomes scarier yet. And don't forget [...]

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 [...]

Wide Awake

January 10, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is a feel-good movie with some depth to it! Young Josh Beal is a "seeker", a young boy who attends Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic school, in Philadelphia. His grandfather has just passed away and Josh misses him desperately. He begins to seek a sign from God, to reveal himself and to show [...]

The Last Airbender

July 1, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Last Airbender" is an action-packed thriller that will keep your family enthralled! The film is from Nickelodeon's well made series "Avatar: the Last Airbender". The movie follows the animated series very closely. It has some very minor twists and changes. Some die-hard fans will recognize [...]

The Happening

June 13, 2008
I am very disappointed in Mr. Shyamalan's latest effort. What starts out with promise to be one of his best writing and directing efforts in film, ends up at the bottom of the list way below films like "Unbreakable", "Lady in the Water", "Signs", "The Sixth Sense" and even "The Village". It seems [...]

Lady in the Water

July 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Wow! "Lady in the Water" is a well-written, wonderful fantasy-drama that captivates the imagination. M. Night Shyamalan has done such a wonderful job with this film. It is very entertaining, funny in spots, and the story line is very original. There is one character in the film that works out with [...]

The Village

July 30, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Village" is the tale of an isolated, old-fashioned community. Despite the fear of the creatures in the woods, the nature of people is still to push the limits of danger. Boys will stand on a tree stump at night, with their backs to the woods and their arms outstretched, and fearfully wait for [...]

Unbreakable

November 24, 2000
Billed as a science-fiction action thriller, "Unbreakable" is being mis-promoted. In the wake of another super-hero movie, "X-Men," audiences are bound to be disappointed by the lack of raw action in this psychological thriller. Bruce Willis plays against type as a humble, underachiever who gives [...]

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