director: Shawn Levy

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

March 10, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is hilarious fun! There are several laugh-out-loud moments in the movie, which is as good as the original and brings this trilogy to an appropriately humorous conclusion. The magic is about to be lost and once Larry (Ben Stiller) learns why, he is off to [...]

This is Where I Leave You

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 [...]

The Internship

What would you do if you lost your job in mid-life? Well, Billy and Nick wind up taking jobs as interns with Google. As they explore their "Googliness", they compete with their team against several others to win a place on staff at the monolithic search engine company. Billy and Nick learn to [...]

Real Steel

This film could be nicknamed "Robot Rocky" and to some extent that description is accurate. An underdog robot fighter, named Atom, takes on Zeus, who is the "Apollo Creed" of the robot boxing world if you will. This film focuses on an ex-boxer named Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) and his developing [...]

Date Night

Steve Carell and Tina Fey have good chemistry in playing humor off each other. They play a married couple named Phil and Claire who try to keep the romantic flame burning by having a date night once a week. When Phil wants to do something different the New Jersey couple drive to Manhattan and [...]

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

December 1, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie includes some slaps as a few characters slap each other, as well as slapstick humor. But other than some good guys fighting some bad guys (with the likes of General Custer and Napoleon being involved) the violence isn't very strong in this picture and what there is of it is pretty [...]

Night at the Museum

April 24, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an imaginative movie which is a good one for the holidays. The film starts off a bit slowly, with the dialog lacking wit and although there's nothing snappy about it, when the museum comes to life at night for Larry, the new security guard, the movie takes off and is quite fun to watch. The [...]

The Pink Panther (2006)

June 13, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is hilarious in spots, with Steve Martin's bumbling Inspector Clouseau revealing how inept he can be at one moment, and yet brilliant in other moments. The audience I viewed the film with roared at times as the inspector made note of such things as a murder victim "falling perfectly [...]

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

April 6, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

I laughed out loud at some of the funny moments in this film. When Tom Baker (Steve Martin) gives a eulogy near the end of the film for a family frog which just passed on to that great lilypad in the sky, it is hilarious. The premise of the film is that Baker is offered a coaching job for a top [...]

Big Fat Liar – Edited

October 14, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

Frankie Muniz is a fun actor to watch. Even when he is up to no good, he has a likeable innocence about his nature. Just like his character in Malcolm in the Middle, Jason Shepherd is a quick thinking intelligent kid whom at first puts these qualities into getting out of things rather than into [...]