director: Ridley Scott

All the Money in the World

December 25, 2017
All the Money in the World is a fascinating look at the true events of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973 when he was 16 years old. His mother, Gail (strongly played by Michelle Williams), is unrelenting, fighting for his life; she does everything in her power to make sure her son is [...]

Alien: Covenant

May 19, 2017
At this time, the Dove Foundation Review Team do all NC-17 rated does not review movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. Our report is therefore limited to the business information (title, rating, distributor, producer, director, actors, etc.), synopsis, [...]

The Martian

October 2, 2015
"The Martian" is big on tense moments and special effects. It is a major movie, running 141 minutes, and ultimately is about Mark Watney's (Matt Damon) experiences in surviving on Mars until a rescue mission reaches him. A wicked sandstorm leads to the quick evacuation of the NASA team on Mars, but [...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings

December 12, 2014
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic film, as in "big". The filmmakers showcase the plagues of the Bible in a big way: the water turning into blood, the frogs, the flies, the huge hail stones, etc. There are also sweeping shots of the vast number of Hebrews as they begin their trek from Egypt toward [...]

The Counselor

October 25, 2013
This is a movie with big name stars but even so it manages to be plodding and dull and it unfortunately doesn't come close to being family friendly. It involves a man known as the Counselor (Michael Fassbender), a lawyer, who definitely has two sides to him. He is sensitive and caring toward his [...]

Prometheus

June 8, 2012
Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is the kind of woman who believes, with her upbeat spirit, that she and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) can learn the secret of the origins of the planet and of man. The couple is very devoted and Elizabeth looks out for Charlie when an alien infects him. It is [...]

Robin Hood

May 14, 2010
Russell Crowe plays Robin as a grim, quiet but doggedly determined character. He occasionally allows himself a light moment and smiles. When it is decided he must sleep in the same room as Lady Marion, in order to pull off a ruse that he is her husband so she doesn't lose her land due to her newly [...]

Body of Lies

October 10, 2008
Leonardo DiCaprio does an excellent job in portraying CIA agent Roger Ferris, who discovers a lead on a terrorist authority figure who is working out of Jordan. Ferris is in a position in which he has to be extremely cautious regarding who he trusts. DiCaprio plays the complexities well, as he is [...]

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

November 16, 2007
What does it mean to be human? This is the central theme of this film, with both humans and robots pondering that question. One character reflects on the imminent "death" of a robot, and says, "It's too bad she won't live - but then, who does?" These kinds of philosophical questions surface during [...]

American Gangster

November 2, 2007
OK. I knew the movie wasn't titled "Pollyanna", but still, "American Gangster" has so much strong language, violence and blood, nudity and sex outside of marriage, that it is just way over the top. The film is saturated with drug use, revenge and unrestrained pleasure. The scenes which bring the [...]

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