Genre Archives: Action

Beyond the Mask

June 5, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Beyond the Mask" is a rollicking and action-packed film about our country's independence and the people who made it happen. Based on true events, it ends with the signing of the Declaration of Independence but a lot of action, battles, and a little romance lead up to the historic event. The [...]

American Sniper

January 16, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"American Sniper" takes a look at the psyche of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (strongly portrayed by Bradley Cooper) in a film based on true events. Chris' father told him and his younger brother while they were growing up that there are three kinds of people in the world: wolves (evil), sheep [...]

Blackhat

January 16, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Blackhat" is a movie that cyber specialists will especially enjoy. Although I followed the plot for the most part, the filmmakers definitely lost me on a couple of occasions when they got into technical terms. But this movie is not simply a thinking person's film. It features several action scenes [...]

Taken 3

January 9, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Taken 3" features an action-packed plot line and, considering this is the third film in the series, a pretty interesting story and mystery to solve. Liam Neeson has seemingly lost nothing in his physical arsenal as he elbows bad guys, punches them, races after them in his car, etc. The story [...]

Golden Shoes

October 6, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Christian is close to his mom and misses his dad, who is in the military. But he has dreams and his mother encourages him to follow those dreams to play soccer though there are forces trying to stop him. She tells him that the best revenge is success. When an unfortunate accident happens to his [...]

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 [...]