Genre Archives: Action

Non-Stop (2014)

February 28, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Liam Neeson plays U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks and on a flight to London his perseverance will be tested and sorely needed. Someone is sending him text messages and threatens to kill a passenger every twenty minutes if $150 million is not transferred to an account. The movie builds in the tension [...]

Pompeii

February 21, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Catastrophe! That is what this movie is essentially about. That, and lost love due to nature's interference. The story opens in Northern Brittania in A.D. 62. A young boy named Milo (Kit Harington) witnesses Roman soldiers under their commander Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland) murder his people and his [...]

Robocop (2014)

February 12, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
This movie features a definite upgrade in special effects when compared to the original version. And it presents interesting moral questions: should this man/robot cop be constructed with more of an emphasis on police duty or should his humanity be retained as much as possible; after all, he is a [...]

Persecuted

July 18, 2014
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
This movie states in a powerful way that one man can make a difference. The film opens with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and they are: "A man who won't die for something is not fit to live." In this story a world renowned evangelist, John Luther (James Remar), is under pressure from [...]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

January 17, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
This film version is a beginning tale of sorts, dealing with the young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine). The story opens with him studying Economics in London during the time of 9/11. Soon after Ryan joins the Marines and heads to Afghanistan. He is hurt in a helicopter crash and one thing leads to another [...]

Lone Survivor

January 10, 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 Legend of Hercules

January 10, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
The actor who plays Hercules, Kellan Lutz, looks like a combination between Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. He is a likable Hercules and certainly has the physical build for the part. The film contains a lot of action and a love story in which the woman Hercules loves has been chosen by the king [...]

47 Ronin

December 25, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
“47 Ronin” takes place in 17th century Japan, a time when each province was ruled by a military commander or Shogun. Ronin are wandering Japanese samurai who have no lord or master. The film is based on a legendary story of two Samurai warriors who despised each other and created years of [...]

Homefront

November 27, 2013
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 [...]

Escape Plan

October 18, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
Stallone and Schwarzenegger make an interesting duo in this film. Schwarzenegger gets most of the funny lines with Stallone playing it straight for the most part. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, an expert on escaping from high security prisons. He winds up placed in one in which his outside connections [...]