writer: Luc Besson

Anna

June 21, 2019
The Synopsis: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins. The Review: Nothing is quite what it seems in Anna, a movie that tap-dances between the present and a [...]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 21, 2017
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" plays less like candy-colored swashbuckler like, say, James Cameron's "Avatar" or James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and more like a science fiction rendering of Tom Sawyer. The plot has one common thread involving an alien race facing annihilation, [...]

The Transporter Refueled

September 4, 2015
"The Transporter Refueled" has its entertaining moments, for sure. It is action-packed and places Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) into some amazing situations. In one scene, for example, he and a certain female are in a plane racing down the runway without a pilot, stationed at the center doors opening at [...]

Taken 3

January 9, 2015
"Taken 3" features an action-packed plot line and, considering this is the third film in the series, a pretty interesting story and mystery to solve. Liam Neeson has seemingly lost nothing in his physical arsenal as he elbows bad guys, punches them, races after them in his car, etc. The story [...]

Lucy

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

Brick Mansions

April 25, 2014
"Brick Mansions" are what the projects in Detroit are called in this action packed film. When the mayor of the city decides to build expensive apartments on the site he plots to destroy the current buildings and all of the people inside. A bomb is stolen by some thugs and they intend to send it [...]

The Family

September 13, 2013
"The Family" started out as a comedic look into a Mob Family that is in the witness protection program but felt a lot like a classic Martin Scorsese picture (Oh wait a minute, he is credited as an executive producer). When Giovanni Manzoni, his wife and children are moved to a new town, they [...]

Taken 2

October 5, 2012
"Taken 2" is a fast-paced action thriller starring Liam Neeson as he reprises the role of Brian Mills, a retired CIA agent. This time around, he and his ex-wife are kidnapped and it is left up to his daughter to help find the pair. With several chase and fight scenes, the action is almost non-stop. [...]

Lockout

April 13, 2012
In the latest episode of "Star Wars" meets "Escape from New York", the president's daughter is stranded on a space ship/penile colony where the inmates have just taken over. At first I was amazed that Irish actors could get rid of their brogues but that didn't last long. Once the action took hold, [...]

Colombiana

August 26, 2011
Cataleya (the name of an orchid) is a young girl who witnesses her parents' death by mobsters and she grows up to be an assassin. As she so bluntly tells her uncle who raises her, "I wanted to be Xena, a warrior princess, but now I want to be a killer." Revenge is her motive and she becomes a force [...]

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