writer: Sylvester Stallone

Creed II

November 21, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Creed 2 is a winner! It packs a knock-out punch in the drama category and strikes the emotions like the ringing of a bell. It's all heart for sure. In this follow-up film to the first Creed movie, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) takes on a fighter named Wheeler for the championship. He puts him [...]

The Expendables 3

August 15, 2014
"The Expendables 3" is an action-packed film from beginning to the end and filled with many well-known actors. This reviewer has not seen the previous Expendables films so cannot compare, but this movie has something for everyone including drama, comedy, action, adventure and suspense. The only [...]

Homefront

November 27, 2013
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 [...]

The Expendables

August 13, 2010
The story isn't bad. A woman is dedicated to her people and she is involved in an assassination attempt against someone she knows very well. We won't plot spoil by saying who it is, but it turns out to be a bit surprising. She is loyal to her country and decides to stay after a failed attempt to [...]

Rambo

January 25, 2008
I seldom have had such mixed feelings while watching a film. On the one hand, this story of Christian missionaries going into war-plagued Burma, where genocide is a harsh reality, and their attempt to bring comfort and medical help, is a noble part of the plot. Rambo is reluctant to rent out his [...]

Rocky Balboa

December 20, 2006
The story was true to the spirit of the original "Rocky." I had a very favorable overall impression of the sixth installment of this "triumph over adversity" series; the best of the five sequels. I was especially touched by Rocky's humble spirit, balanced with his great strength of character. He [...]

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 [...]

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