actor: Tom Wilkinson

Little Boy

April 24, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Little Boy" is a movie you must not miss! It has a stirring theme—the love of a young boy for his father—and a dramatic plot all the way around. Jakob Salvati is marvelous as Pepper Flynt Busbee, also known as "Little Boy." The young boy has a close relationship with his father (excellently [...]

Unfinished Business

March 6, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Selma

January 9, 2015
"Selma" is the title and town of this historic film, based on the real-life events surrounding a Civil Rights march on a bridge in Selma, Alabama. Blacks from Selma and across the country wanted to draw attention to the Civil Rights movement and, specifically, their right to vote. The result was [...]

The Debt

August 31, 2011
This is a powerful holocaust story. No doubt about that. Helen Mirren plays Rachel Singer, a former agent who worked with two men to capture an evil Nazi War criminal, a man known as "The Surgeon of Birkenau". He performed atrocities on several Jewish patients and, as Rachel remembers in flashback [...]

The Green Hornet

January 14, 2011
This is one movie I was looking forward to reviewing. I grew up with the old TV series of "The Green Hornet", the Bruce Lee and Van Williams' TV show. I was hoping this would be a good movie and that it would pay homage to the old TV series. Unfortunately, this movie is bad. So bad, I can't [...]

Duplicity

March 20, 2009
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

Michael Clayton

October 12, 2007
This film is a high quality and well-written tale that takes place inside a most seedy environment. As the story unfolds, the audience is privy to many moral and ethical decisions both good and bad. While the story was quite interesting, there was an excessive amount of crude language. Once again, [...]

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

September 9, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

First of all, I have to admit this film is much different than I had anticipated. All the previews on TV portray it as strictly a horror film. What people may not realize is that it’s also a courtroom drama. These two genres are blended together masterfully. This film, based on a true story, is [...]

Angel for May, An

February 15, 2005
This time travel adventure is imaginative and deals with serious issues such as divorce and death. The difference one person can make in other people's lives is clearly seen, as a result of an act of kindness by young Tom in the past which reverberates into the present. Young May's life is forever [...]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

March 20, 2004
This is a comedy with underlying sadness and misery throughout. No character has joy or hope in this story about real, relational choices — whether to accept the reality of flawed relationships or to reject reality and live in utter discontent. The commendable themes, however, are accompanied [...]