director: Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel

February 14, 2019
The Synopsis An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world The Dove Review For a film occupying itself with themes of identity and true self, Alita: Battle Angel could afford to take a look at itself in the mirror. [...]

Machete Kills

October 11, 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 [...]

Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World

August 19, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World" is an action-packed whirlwind which kids twelve and over everywhere will enjoy. The kids will love these characters they can relate to, such as Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who squabble like real brothers and sisters but protect one [...]

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August 21, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There were a few chuckles from the kids during the screening I attended of this movie. One girl laughed at the crocodiles chasing the kids on two legs so she definitely didn't appear scared. There are some "cute" moments in the movie, such as one kid asking another what he thought would be found at [...]

Grindhouse

April 6, 2007
“The Grindhouse” is actually two movies; “Planet Terror” is about psychotic killer mutants, and “Death Proof” is about a killer stunt driver whose weapon of choice is his muscle car. Both of these movies are some of the most graphically violent films I have seen. For instance, “Death [...]

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D

June 10, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film displays an almost cartoonish take on a family with issues. Max is a dreamer. His father is unwilling to grow up. His mother is stern and unyielding, and his teacher, played by George Lopez, is domineering and full of politically correct speeches. Something to view with concern in this [...]

Sin City

April 1, 2005
This movie was an atrocious waste of a remarkable cast which reads like a guest list at the Emmy’s. Quentin Taratino was only an assistant director but this film evidences his style. I found myself lost at times trying to follow all three stories in the plot, which was made difficult by the [...]

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

July 25, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a potpourri of famous actors, some appearing in quick cameos, and they lend some fun to the film. See Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Ricardo Montalban and Elijah Wood all in the same movie. The film has continual action and is very much like a video game as the characters enter [...]

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

August 7, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

There is not much in this film that would frighten young children but it should be noted that some animals are grown to life size, and some skeletons chase and duel with a character. Also, there is a four headed alien which is a bit bizarre. There is a character who says "Shitaké mushrooms" and it [...]

Spy Kids

March 30, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a film in which the kids are the heroes. There is a lot of fantasy action and a bit of violence. There is a truthful and rewarding moment at the end when a character mentions it is difficult to work at being a family but necessary. There are gadgets of all sorts in this movie, including an [...]

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