writer: John Logan

Alien: Covenant

May 19, 2017
At this time, the Dove Foundation Review Team do all NC-17 rated does not review movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. Our report is therefore limited to the business information (title, rating, distributor, producer, director, actors, etc.), synopsis, [...]

Spectre

November 6, 2015
"Spectre" is a fast-paced ride for much of the movie. You want action? Granted! You have action. The problem is that several scenes are contrived. They seem to be placed in the film not because they add to the story, but because they are fun to watch. There are some exceptions to the rule. A [...]

Hugo

November 23, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Adventure - Families will enjoy loving this movie together! Martin Scorsese's love for George Melies and the silent picture age is clearly and lovingly demonstrated in this film. This is a quality production in every sense of the word. First rate acting [...]

Rango

March 4, 2011
I had high hopes for this film. I was hoping for an imaginative and family-friendly film for kids and all ages. It is imaginative as far as the characters are concerned but the plot certainly isn't. Regrettably, it falls short on the family-friendly side of things. The movie is surprisingly [...]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

December 21, 2007
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is a musical as well as a gory slasher film, and some people may be surprised to learn that it has lots of singing and music. A few patrons, particularly young males, soon left the early screening I attended and I had the distinct impression the film [...]

Star Trek: Nemesis

December 13, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Trek: Nemesis" exalts the themes of self-sacrifice, personal moral responsibility, and racial harmony. It delves into the nature-versus-nurture debate, what it means to be human, and medical ethics in cloning. The film contains a steady dose of mild violence and fighting, as well as implied [...]

Gladiator

May 5, 2000
This sword-and-sandal epic is gruesome, graphic and gory. Elements of “El Cid,” “Ben Hur,” “Spartacus” and “Braveheart” can easily be identified in “Gladiator,” along with the dramatic treachery and tragedy found in most of Shakespeare’s works. What the picture lacks is a [...]

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