actor: Kevin Costner

Hidden Figures

January 6, 2017
Hidden Figures was originally not awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval because the character played by Kevin Costner utters the name of Jesus one time in vain. I understand that such a curse is a breach of an important commandment and I bristle a bit inside when I hear people do it throughout [...]

Criminal (2016)

April 15, 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 [...]

McFarland USA

February 20, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"McFarland USA" is the perfect family movie! It is a remarkable film based on a true story and combines drama and humor to present a coach and his athletes as underdogs who work hard and learn to believe in themselves. The results are pretty spectacular. Kevin Costner gives a strong performance as [...]

Black or White

January 30, 2015
"Black or White" is a powerful movie that deals with touchy topics such as racism and what it means to be a good parent. Kevin Costner turns in an excellent performance as Elliot Anderson, as does Octavia Spencer as Rowena Jeffers. Anderson's daughter died in childbirth, leaving Anderson and his [...]

Draft Day

April 11, 2014
This movie features an interesting plot, especially for those who have an interest in sports, particularly football. The clock is ticking as "Draft Day" for the NFL is counting down and Sonny Weaver Jr. is in the thick of trying to select the best pick for his team. Sonny is the GM of the Cleveland [...]

3 Days to Kill

February 21, 2014
The movie takes place in Paris and stars Kevin Costner as an aging Secret Services Agent named Ethan Runner. He is estranged from his wife and is the father of a teen girl. He is dying but is offered an opportunity to use an experimental drug that just might save his life, if the hallucinations it [...]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

January 17, 2014
This film version is a beginning tale of sorts, dealing with the young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine). The story opens with him studying Economics in London during the time of 9/11. Soon after Ryan joins the Marines and heads to Afghanistan. He is hurt in a helicopter crash and one thing leads to another [...]

Swing Vote

August 1, 2008
"Swing Vote" has some comic moments, but the opening credits were not finished before there were two utterances of biblical profanity. This movie has a lot of strong language. That said, it does have some good moments. In one nice scene, Bud Johnson's (Kevin Costner) daughter scolds him for using [...]

Mr. Brooks

June 1, 2007
Kevin Costner delivers a subtle performance in his role as Earl Brooks, a successful businessman and philanthropist who has what he thinks of as an "addiction." His addiction is occasionally killing people when the urge overwhelms him. William Hurt is excellent as the evil "voice," who physically [...]

The Guardian

September 29, 2006
This was an interesting story to watch, with Costner playing the "old lion" and Kutcher playing the "young lion." Costner plays Ben Randall, a character who sees a lot of talent in Jake Fischer (Kutcher), but wonders whether he really joins the Coast Guard to save people or to show off his [...]

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