actor: Ewan McGregor

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

March 17, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

Jane Got a Gun

January 29, 2016
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 [...]

Mortdecai

January 23, 2015
"Mortdecai" is hit and miss with its comedy. There are times when the jokes and gags don't really work, but when they do they are laugh-out-loud funny. Two of these feet-tickling moments involve Johnny Depp. In one scene his character, Mortdecai, is cocky and sure of himself during a fencing match, [...]

Jack the Giant Slayer

March 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Jack the Giant Slayer" is a retelling of the classic story "Jack and the Beanstalk". In this version, Jack is an unlikely hero when he attempts to rescue the princess who was whisked up into the clouds when Jack's house is raised by the beanstalk. Sometimes campy and at other times funny, this [...]

Haywire

January 20, 2012
"Haywire" features some nice themes, including a close relationship between Mallory (Gina Carano) and her father, the kind which will make those who don't have this kind of relationship long for it and remind those who do how fortunate they are. The film also hits on a truth and that is that [...]

The Men Who Stare at Goats

November 6, 2009
"The Men Who Stare at Goats" is a semi-believable tale of a US military program gone awry. Ewan McGregor plays a reporter who wants some action in his life when his wife leaves him for his editor who lost an arm while covering the war. While trying to get into Iraq to cover the war, he runs into [...]

Amelia

October 23, 2009
"Amelia" is a near-miss in being awarded our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The story is historically correct with possibly just a few imagined scenes which fall into the realm of possibility. The story of the first woman pilot to successfully fly the Atlantic and the mystery concerning her fate [...]

Angels and Demons

May 15, 2009
Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is asked by Camerlengo Patrick McKenna (Ewan McGregor) if he believes in God. He wants to see how he will answer before he allows him to search the archives for clues which may prevent a secret order from killing four innocent cardinals of the church. Langdon [...]

Deception

April 25, 2008
I was really surprised after screening this film that it is rated R. I think it should be rated NC-17. There is a trend recently in Hollywood that if a film is rated PG-13, that its content is a high-end PG-13, actually allowing material that used to be considered belonging to an R-rated movie. The [...]

Miss Potter

January 12, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a wholesome yet dramatic film which imaginatively tells the story of Beatrix Potter, the famous author and illustrator who began her career in the early 1900s. "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was published in 1902. The filmmakers use some clever devices which will amuse kids and the young at [...]