actor: Clive Owen

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, [...]

Killer Elite

September 23, 2011
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 [...]

Duplicity

March 20, 2009
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

The International

February 13, 2009
The plot of this film is interesting but it's the kind of film in which a trip to the restroom would certainly put a person behind, and possibly regarding key moments. The theme of putting an end to the terrorists behind a corrupt bank is certainly a theme which many people can relate to in [...]

Shoot ‘Em Up

September 7, 2007
“Shoot ‘Em Up” is a film that delivers exactly what the title promises. The film exhibits lots of guns, lots of blood, lots of language, and some sex. Clive Owen strikes a great balance as the good guy dealing with a bad past and Paul Giamatti is delicious as the villain. When a newborn’s [...]

Children of Men

January 5, 2007
At first I thought this might be a "Logan's Run" for the new century but I was quickly aware that this would not be the case. In this depressing futuristic world, Woman can no longer get pregnant and the world has completely gone to civil wars. This film suffers for many reasons as it never [...]

Inside Man

March 24, 2006
"Inside Man" has a very interesting premise and catches your attention right from the beginning. While being well written, I found that Russell Gewirtz really likes the f-word and other obscene language that easily could have been left out of the story. Denzel puts in a good performance as the [...]

Derailed

November 11, 2005
Just as the film Fatal Attraction scared men everywhere into fidelity in the 90's, Derailed just might make you think twice before cheating on your spouse. Through a twist of fate, Charles meets a beautiful and intriguing woman, Lucinda, on the train. Both are professionals traveling to the city. [...]

Sin City

April 1, 2005
This movie was an atrocious waste of a remarkable cast which reads like a guest list at the Emmy’s. Quentin Taratino was only an assistant director but this film evidences his style. I found myself lost at times trying to follow all three stories in the plot, which was made difficult by the [...]

King Arthur

July 7, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Arthur, a devoted Christian who is bound by the heathen laws of Rome, is asked to fulfill a mission in which he does not believe. He is also committed to his fellow knights and warriors — all of them pagans — who have fought faithfully by his side. Arthur is taunted by his peers when they [...]