actor: Kevin Bacon

Patriots Day

January 13, 2017
"Patriot's Day" is a gripping and gut-wrenching movie that will move viewers and bring a tear to many eyes. It is based on the true events of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Various key members are woven into the telling of the story. Instrumental and important police [...]

The Darkness

May 13, 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 [...]

R.I.P.D.

July 19, 2013
R.I.P.D. is a movie based upon a comic book series where dead cops come back to life assuming another body to capture or extinguish "deados" in order to save the world from rotting. The word "deados" refers to people who have died but cheat the system and remain on earth. R.I.P.D. officers and [...]

X-Men: First Class

June 3, 2011
Every epic series has a beginning and this movie is about the origins of the characters of the X-Men saga. The production values are first-rate with super special effects and fine actors which include James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw), Michael Fassbender (Erik or Magneto) [...]

Death Sentence

August 31, 2007
Kevin Bacon gives a good performance in “Death Sentence” as a man who decides to administer his own brand of vigilante justice after his son is murdered. When he hears that his son’s killer will likely spend only 3 to 5 years in prison, he seeks violent revenge and sinks to the level of the [...]

Beauty Shop

March 15, 2005
There is a strong positive message in "Beauty Shop." Gina Norris makes her daughter's upbringing and education a top priority so that Vanessa will be raised to be confident and successful. Gina invests tremendous effort, not only in building her business, but also in developing her workers [...]

Mystic River

October 17, 2003
The theme of child molestation is disturbing, but it is an unfortunate reality that many children secretly live with today. The time spent on this issue is relatively brief, but there is one momentary scene where a boy has his face in a man’s lap while sitting in a car. The film suggests that [...]

Hollow Man

August 4, 2000
Move over “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” there’s a contender in town vying for the infamous mantel of worst picture of all time. As my cousin said to me halfway through the screening, “This is a bad movie.” Understated, but succinct. It is, indeed, a bad movie - perhaps one of the worst I [...]

My Dog Skip

January 12, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in WWII-era Mississippi, the film has a Norman Rockwell ambiance, gentle enough for little ones, but also involving enough for older kids and their parents. Funny, yet, poignant, My Dog Skip reminds us of what a great gift man’s best friend really is. Tenaciously loyal, indomitably forgiving, [...]