actor: Samuel L. Jackson

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

August 18, 2017
Have you ever been matched up in a situation with someone that was your opposite? Ryan Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, a top notch bodyguard, a sensitive man that is matched up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), who is loud, tough, and impulsive. He and Bryce rub each other the wrong way [...]

Kong: Skull Island

March 9, 2017
"Kong: Skull Island" is an exciting, action-packed adventure which also features very human characters. Included in this group is Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) who, when she sees Kong, feels sympathy for him. After all, despite his aggressive nature toward the "intruders," they are invading his [...]

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

January 20, 2017
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 [...]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

September 30, 2016
"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is an imaginative adventure into a world unlike any you've ever seen before. It features the "peculiar" children, who are gifted in unusual ways, which includes a girl who can fly and needs lead shoes to stay earthbound. In addition, there is an [...]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

February 13, 2015
The word that comes to mind regarding this movie is "Wow," but not in a good way. It is difficult to believe how violent this film is. In one concerning and brutal scene, people kill one another in church—seriously. The people stab one another, punch and shoot one another, one man has a pole [...]

Captain America: The First Avenger

July 22, 2011
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a skinny kid with a big heart. In fact, in one scene in the film when he is seen without a shirt someone says, "Somebody should get that kid a sandwich!" However, after he is infused in the muscles and cells with a special serum, his body becomes that of a body builder [...]

The Other Guys

August 6, 2010
"The Other Guys" uses Mark Wahlberg as the straight man and Will Ferrell (of course) as the funny man in this film that attempts to make jokes out of things not always considered funny. In fact, a crooked financial adviser in the story is not something a lot of people will roar at in light of [...]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010
"Iron Man 2" features Tony Stark with more of a "devil may care" attitude than ever. He gets drunk in the film, says "Yes, Dear" to a senator, makes lewd remarks and inserts Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the CEO of his company, despite a lot of opposition. Yet he is heroic at times and refuses [...]

Astro Boy

October 23, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Astro Boy" will propel your family into a wonderful world of imagination. This movie soars. I found it to be entertaining, funny, imaginative, and I enjoyed the ninety plus minutes immensely. Astro Boy, like many of us, faces his doubts and wonders if he truly has what it takes to make a [...]

The Spirit

December 25, 2008
This movie is action-packed but is also loaded with violence. The premise of the movie revolves around the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) of the former rookie cop who died returning to fight crime. It's imaginative, but the revenge card is one that is sometimes overused. His greatest enemy is Octopus [...]