producer: Tim Bevan

Emma. (2020)

March 3, 2020
Jane Austen's 1815 classic novel, Emma, is recreated in this 2020 film as a story of selfish romance that spins out of control for pretty, wealthy, independent Emma. Taken from the novel, Jane Austen writes that, "Seldom, very seldom does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can [...]

Cats

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Cats is based on the award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and is entertaining for sure. It features an all-star cast which includes Idris Elba (as the villain cat, Macavity), as well as Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, and Rebel Wilson. Francesca Hayward turns in a shining performance as [...]

Yesterday

The Synopsis: A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. [...]

The Kid Who Would Be King

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace. The Review I don’t know if the board meetings for The Kid Who Would Be King happened around a round table, but the resulting quest, though filled with some positive aspects, is a chivalrous mishmashed rehash: a [...]

Johnny English Strikes Again

As far as special agents go, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) may not be someone’s first choice. He’s often clumsy, clueless, conspicuous, and oh, yes—currently, he’s not even an agent. He’s a schoolteacher, and one who should be emphasizing academics over espionage instruction to the [...]

7 Days in Entebbe

Based on true events which took place in 1976, 7 Days in Entebbe is a trip back in time, with bated-breath moments of terrified hostages, guns pointed at them with the threat of death a real possibility. Two Palestinians, part of the Liberation of Palestine group, Brigitte Kuhlmann (played by [...]

Darkest Hour

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Gary Oldman does an excellent job in Darkest Hour portraying Winston Churchill as the stubborn leader that was needed by Britain during World War II. He was a persistent, determined leader; and if not perfect, than certainly the perfect leader needed for that dark hour. One of the themes of the [...]

Victoria and Abdul

From the beginning, something seems a bit off in the palace of Queen Victoria. It is not just in her dull, routine, even predictable life. A strange pace seems to befuddle even the flow of the movie as you watch it. The comedy of manners seems painted broad and unholistic; the biographical drama [...]

Baby Driver

Baby Driver is something of the perfect vehicle for [director] Edgar Wright's filmmaking techniques. By mixing up musical styles and genres and setting the action to each accordingly, he proves that, as a filmmaker, he is a classicist in his inspirations, but a full-throttled progressive in his [...]

Bridget Jones’s Baby

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