Genre Archives: Action

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

November 21, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is powerful, dramatic, and full of strong acting. Jennifer Lawrence does an excellent job as the main character, Katniss Everdeen, whose pain in fighting against the Capitol government and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is clearly demonstrated. Katniss [...]

John Wick

October 24, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
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 [...]

Rise of the Dinosaurs

May 16, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
"Rise of the Dinosaurs" is based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel "The Lost World;" it is a graphic story with dinosaurs eating men and even each other. A squad of soldiers seeks to rescue a female bio-chemist being held by terrorists on an island. They find an unexplored crater that has been [...]

The Equalizer

September 26, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

The Phantom

September 29, 2009
Not Recommended for Families
"The Phantom" is an interesting story, a good thing because the movie is nearly three hours long. Ryan Carnes, who plays Kit Walker, does a credible job as the main protagonist. He remembers that, at age four, he was in a car with his mother and they were chased by villains. The car went into the [...]

The November Man

August 27, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

August 22, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

The Expendables 3

August 15, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"The Expendables 3" is an action-packed film from beginning to the end and filled with many well-known actors. This reviewer has not seen the previous Expendables films so cannot compare, but this movie has something for everyone including drama, comedy, action, adventure and suspense. The only [...]

Into the Storm

August 8, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Into the Storm" is an action packed film that will have many on the edge of, or wanting to get under, their seats. The movie opens with four teenagers in a car that is picked up by a twister. It quickly moves past the characters' introductions and into violent storm sequences. The central [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

August 8, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Many years ago, some of us watched a charming cartoon called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with our children. The cartoon featured 4 turtles, their martial arts master Splinter (a rat) and a human reporter named April who fought the evil Shredder and his band of villains. These charming turtles [...]