Genre Archives: Action

The Avengers: The Age of Ultron

May 1, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Avenger" fans will love "The Age of Ultron," the newest installment in the action-packed, rollicking world of this Marvel franchise. This second film in the series feels a bit inflated and padded, with the battle at the end going on for a long time. Still, the humor and wit from the first movie is [...]

Furious 7

April 3, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Furious 7" has an action-packed and fast-paced plot, as one would suspect. It also features the last performance of Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner; as most people probably know, Walker died near the end of making this movie. To the filmmakers' credit, they give him an appropriate send-off in the [...]

Run All Night

March 13, 2015
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 [...]

Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama

June 2, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Captain Sabertooth" is a swashbuckling movie full of fun! It features several pirates and a young boy named Tiny who was found as a baby. He wants to be a deckhand for Captain Sabertooth, the captain his enemies call Pasty Face because of his washed-out white face. Tiny serves on the ship The Dark [...]

Beyond the Mask

June 5, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" 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 [...]


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 [...]