producer: Irwin Winkler

Silence (2016)

January 13, 2017

Dove Approved for 18+

"Silence" is based on a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō. This visually stunning film takes place in the mid-1600s. The story is about two priests, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), and about their search for a fellow priest, Ferreira (Liam [...]

Creed

November 25, 2015
"Creed" is a well-made film, inspiring and dramatic. It features a believable and interesting story. The chemistry between Michael B. Jordan, as Adonis Creed, and Sylvester Stallone, as Rocky, is excellent. Even if Stallone is playing the iconic boxer for the seventh time, he does a subtle, [...]

The Gambler

December 25, 2014
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Rocky

November 21, 1976
This film won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1976. It has spawned four sequels and currently a sixth "Rocky" film is in production. This story is inspiring as Rocky, a club fighter, is given a chance to fight Apollo Creed for the heavyweight championship of the world. Rocky trains hard and [...]

Rocky lV

November 27, 1985
If not for one word, and an audibly faint profanity at that, "Rocky lV" would have been approved by Dove. However, The Dove Foundation does not approve films which use God's name in vain and there is one uttrerance of that in a Moscow scene in the film. It would not have been appropriate for young [...]

Rocky V

November 16, 1990
"Rocky lV" has one profanity which prevents it from being Dove approved, using God's name in vain. This one has two of the same word or it would have been otherwise approved. It is a shame that these inspiring films "almost" make the cut. But many other films in Hollywood fall just short as well. [...]

Rocky lll

May 28, 1982
Rocky has had ten title defenses and a newcomer, Clubber Lang, "a wrecking machine," according to Rocky's manager Mickey, wants to fight and dethrone Rocky. Mickey does not want Rocky to mix it up with Lang, believing Lang is too tough to defeat. Rocky suffers a personal loss as well as losing his [...]

Rocky ll

June 15, 1979
This film is an inspirational film and a worthy successor to the original "Rocky." It's a shame that the language prevents it from being Dove approved. There is language scattered throughout but two strong profanities prevent us from approving it as a family-friendly film. Hopefully a filtered [...]