producer: Steven Spielberg

West Side Story (2021)

Reimagined and then released exactly 60 years after the Oscar-winning original, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of West Side Story remains largely faithful to the 1961 version, which in turn brought a 1957 Broadway play to the big screen. The music and dance numbers retain much of their original [...]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

We re-enter the Jurassic story with Claire Dearing and Owen Grady risking their lives once again to rescue the abandoned dinosaurs of Jurassic World from an imminent volcanic eruption. Though funded by a well-meaning mogul, things quickly go south with double-crossing bad guys, menacing lava flows, [...]

The Post

Consider the ghosts of Steven Spielberg's past and future: formally an action-adventure director, his films move breathlessly and with the enticement of a comic book, his new season as a director features more restraint. He takes historical subjects (time periods from the Civil War, the Cold War, [...]

Bridge of Spies

"Bridge of Spies" is quite a film. It features a top-notch performance from Tom Hanks as attorney James B. Donovan, who is assigned to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This movie is based on true events. Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair defense and, despite his unpopularity [...]

Jurassic World

"Jurassic World" is an eye-popping movie—truly visually stunning. The action starts slowly, but when it kicks in it's in high gear right away. It all starts with one dinosaur escaping his enclosure, which means people running, screaming, and even being eaten. The corporate suits had decided that [...]

The Hundred-Foot Journey

December 2, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a movie that soars! It breaks down cultural walls and demonstrates how the spirit of humankind can rise to life's challenges. The movie is based on the best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, and you know it's going to be good when the movie introduction includes both [...]

Goonies

May 15, 2007
This is a film about a group of misfit kids who call themselves the Goonies. They look at things differently than other kids, and in today's world they would be the geeks. Mike and his brother Brand, along with the others, find an old treasure map in their attic and so the adventure begins. Mike [...]

Flags of Our Fathers

As in most war epics filmed in our day, this is a bloody and graphic portrayal of the story behind the men who were in the famous photo taken on Mount Suribachi atop the island of Iwo Jima. It is unfortunate that director Eastwood chose to show with such graphic detail the maiming and wounding of [...]

Munich – Filtered

May 9, 2006
Although this was a great movie and very informational about the aftermath of the Munich hostage event, it was full of adult themes that would not be good for little eyes. We cannot approve it as a family friend as the violence and drug content is very [...]

Munich

May 9, 2006
"Munich" is a very well done film that shows the talent and genius of Steven Spielberg. Like in "Schindler's List", Spielberg chooses to graphically show all the violence, sex and nudity that he envisions happening as the Israeli assassins go about their mission to eliminate those responsible for [...]

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The BFG

- Dove Approved for All Ages