Genre Archives: Action

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 [...]

Machete Kills

October 11, 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 [...]

Runner Runner

October 4, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This fast-paced thriller features some tension but could use a bit more of it. Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) has lousy timing. Every time he is making it big financially, something goes wrong. He is a graduate from Princeton and believes he's been duped so he makes a trip to Costa Rica to see a [...]

Rush

September 27, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This film has some exciting race scenes which are to a great extent what the movie is about. It also features the handsome Chris Hemsworth from the Dove-approved films "The Avengers" and "Thor". His character, James Hunt from Britain, is quite a comparison to Niki Lauda (Daniel Burhl) from [...]

The Family

September 13, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
"The Family" started out as a comedic look into a Mob Family that is in the witness protection program but felt a lot like a classic Martin Scorsese picture (Oh wait a minute, he is credited as an executive producer). When Giovanni Manzoni, his wife and children are moved to a new town, they [...]

Getaway

August 30, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This movie could rightly be called "Grand Theft Auto" but the filmmakers must have spent all of their money wrecking vehicles leaving nothing left for the license fee for the brand. Other brands that were prevalent were Apple products as well as the Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang. With non-stop car [...]

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

August 21, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
"Mortal Instruments" is an action packed film geared toward the younger crowd. In it we find Clary, a young girl who is beginning to find out who she really is. During her search for her kidnapped mother, she finds out that demons do exist. Of course, so do Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, [...]

Elysium

August 9, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
I liked the ending, it offered hope for earthlings in the year 2154. Unfortunately, this is one of the most violent movies I have ever seen and several people left early at the screening I attended. It features a man's face exploding and we see him in a graphic scene afterward, missing his face. It [...]