producer: Robert Chartoff

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 [...]

Enders Game

November 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a visually stunning movie with a theme of survival. The acting is solid with names like Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfelt and Asa Butterfield. Butterfield plays Ender Wiggin, a teen boy that Col. Graff (Harrison Ford) sees as having the real potential to help defeat the alien [...]

The Tempest

December 10, 2010
The Tempest’s message is that reconciliation is better than revenge, and in fact, the posture of vengeance can poison the soul. While this message, and perhaps many others buried within the complex threads of storyline, is a positive one, the world of the story is extremely dark. The film does [...]

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 [...]