director: Malcolm D. Lee

Girls Trip

July 21, 2017
The Dove Team opted not to review this movie. Our report is therefore limited to the business information (title, rating, distributor, producer, director, actors, etc), synopsis, and the content [...]

Barbershop: The Next Cut

April 15, 2016
"Barbershop: The Next Cut" is about a barber named Calvin (Ice Cube) who has run his shop in the south side of Chicago for many years, and he is tired of the violence. He and the other barbers in his shop start a cease-fire weekend, offering free haircuts, and yet one beloved young man loses his [...]

The Best Man Holiday

November 15, 2013
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 [...]

Scary Movie 5

April 12, 2013
This is the kind of movie that, after viewing it, you feel as if you need to take a shower. It is really about as low as it gets in the sewer department, and I mean garbage and trash low. This is not even close to family fare and as I looked back at our reviews of the first four films in this [...]

Soul Men

November 7, 2008
Two washed up, middle-aged former backup singers (played by Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac) reunite for a final performance in this comedy. Unfortunately, the comedic chemistry between these two actors is about all “Soul Men” has going for it. Although Jackson and Mac are genuinely [...]

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

February 8, 2008
It is too bad that what could have been a family film, with a talented cast of African American actors, is a film that is so irreverent and wrapped up in sexual innuendos and language that the humorous moments are overwhelmed with content issues. These issues are what prevents Dove from awarding [...]

Roll Bounce

September 23, 2005
This movie had some very humorous parts, especially when the kids are constantly teasing each other about anything and everything. It seemed like there was merely a fun film, with no serous plot intended. However, there are some good family lessons learned, coupled with a few emotional scenes. [...]

Undercover Brother

May 31, 2002
Much of UNDERCOVER BROTHER’s humor comes from black characters making fun of stereotyped Caucasians’ eating globs of mayonnaise, uptight attitude about sex, and obsession with 401K plans. Likewise, stereotypical black characters’ habits and expressions are parodied by Mr. Feather and his [...]

Night School

Night School’s plot is simple: a band of underdogs tries to make good of themselves. Despite the silly scenes and outlandish antics, the relatable cast of characters make the movie. Teddy (Hart) wants the respect and admiration of the woman he loves (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and his dream job as a [...]

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