producer: Gavin Polone

A Dog’s Way Home

January 11, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. The Review: Even with a strong human cast led by Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Wes Studi, the star of A Dog’s Way Home is Shelby, the canine actor who plays Bella. Appearing nearly human [...]

A Dog’s Purpose

January 27, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"A Dog's Purpose" is a delightful movie! It is fun-filled, and it induces laughs, based on the behavior of dogs which dog owners and lovers will appreciate. There are four stories that are shared, and they are ultimately connected. The idea of "dog reincarnation" is used as a plot device, done so [...]

Premium Rush

August 24, 2012
"Premium Rush" is a unique film. A bike messenger in New York City named Wilee (also called Coyote from the Wile E. Coyote of "Road Runner" fame) takes chances with his life each work day, riding throughout New York City while dodging rushing cars and avoiding open taxi-cab doors. He doesn't have [...]

Zombieland

October 2, 2009
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 [...]

Ghost Town

September 19, 2008
Ricky Gervais is delightfully cast as Dr. Bertram Pincus, an anti-social dentist who does everything he can to avoid any in-depth human interaction. Needless to say, Dr. Pincus is quite lonely and miserable after years of giving people the cold shoulder so as not to encourage conversation. When Dr. [...]

Primeval

January 12, 2007
Although this is a fairly gory film, at least there is somewhat of a moral to the story; “Primeval” is a cheesy, predictable attempt at combining “Jaws” and “Hotel Rwanda.” In one scene, a journalist describes how years of murders in the name of a civil war have given a killer crocodile [...]

Little Manhattan

April 4, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Little Manhattan" plays on the theme, "Nothing is as big as your first love," and that is essentially the story. Young Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) plays the boy whose heart is hit by Cupid's arrow when he meets Rosemary Telesko (Charlie Ray). Both kids do a commendable job as leads in the film, which [...]

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