actor: Ron Perlman

The Book of Life

October 17, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"The Book of Life" is an exuberant and entertaining movie! There is plenty of action and lots of fun for kids and adults alike. The film features themes such as being true to one's self, deceased loved ones are kept alive by our memories, and selflessness is what makes a true hero. Zoe Saldana [...]

Conan the Barbarian

August 19, 2011
Wow, I am glad that I did not see this film in 3D. I have never seen this amount of blood squirting and spurting in any other movie I have ever reviewed. Conan has been brought to 21st century film-making in a graphic and grotesque way. The violence and sexuality are completely over the top in [...]

Tangled

November 24, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
“Tangled” takes place in a magical world were a girl’s hair has healing powers. In spite of being seventy feet long, our heroine’s “goldy locks” aren’t too heavy for this waif-like lass to carry around on top of her head. The characters in this children’s fairy tale exhibit some [...]

Season of the Witch

January 7, 2011
This film is filled with action and is entertaining to watch but from a family point of view, it falls short. It is strong in the violence area, featuring a few scenes of witches being hanged and then dropped into the water to make sure they're dead, along with some bloody sword battles and [...]

Spirit of the Forest

August 17, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
The animation in this movie is fantastic! I really enjoyed the color techniques used. The characters are very well rounded and dynamic. The theme of this movie is to protect the forests of our natural environment. The animation and characters are targeted for younger kids, but there are a lot of [...]

Uncross the Stars

September 29, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
It is always sad to lose a loved one. In this story a young man named Troy loses his wife and does not quite know how to go on with his life. After receiving a letter from her that was given to him by his aunt, he decides to follow his wife's suggestion to go to his aunt's and build a deck for [...]

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

July 11, 2008
"Hellboy 2" is a visual treat, with many interesting alien creatures and some top-notch action. The film also manages to humanize Hellboy a lot, the tough-as-nails fighter who is on the right side but tends to be a bit cranky. He does love Liz though, and she has a surprise for him which the [...]

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

January 10, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Director Uwe Boll does an excellent job with his storytelling in this film. Thanks in part to some very good actors such as John Rhys-Davies and Ron Perlman, we care about these characters who soon find themselves forced into war against bloodthirsty beasts, as well as the menace behind them-the [...]

Hellboy

April 2, 2004
While this is a good-versus-evil story, the problem is that evil elements, such as psychic powers, are portrayed as useful tools for the good side. Fighting, violence and gore abounds in this Guillermo del Toro directed movie as do frightening images of demonlike creatures attacking humans and a [...]

The Trial of Old Drum

August 26, 2003
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
There are many themes inter-twining in this, another winner for Feature Films for Families. Charlie's devotion to his dog Drum, and his having to stand up to accusations against Drum that literally split the small town in two: is Drum guilty of killing the sheep? As the story unfolds, there are [...]