Genre Archives: Action

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

August 14, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Many of us in the older generation remember this series on TV. This movie, like the TV show, takes place in the 1960s, when America and Russia were at odds in the Cold War. Napoleon Solo, a very unique man, used to be an art collector or, should I say, a very good thief. But after being arrested [...]

Fantastic Four (2015)

August 7, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Fantastic Four" is an origins story, a genesis account of how the famed four became, well, fantastic. They are all here: Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). We see a young Reed in the beginning of the film, working on [...]

Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

July 31, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" delivers what most fans of the old TV series and the modern movies would expect: a few masks hiding true identities, chase scenes (featuring both running humans and car chases), a character who is not clearly good or evil, and instead of a self-destructing audio [...]


July 24, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Pixels" is made for today's audience, with some nostalgia thrown in for the people of the '80s. The film features songs by Hall and Oates, Queen, and other well-known artists, as well as the popular arcade games of the '80s, including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. Teenagers in the '80s and [...]


July 17, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Ant-Man" is a pleasant surprise, much better than I anticipated. Sure, it's a Marvel movie, and most everyone loves Marvel, but who would have thought a movie about a man who shrinks to become "Ant-Man" would be any good? Yet it is, and very good, at that. It is action-packed, funny, and features [...]

The Martial Arts Kid

September 18, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Robbie gets into trouble with police while living with his grandmother, and his mother passed away years ago. So Grandma sends him to live with his aunt and uncle. He no sooner gets to town when he runs into a bully who harasses him for talking to his girl. When his aunt and he are threatened [...]

Terminator: Genisys

July 1, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Terminator: Genisys" does a good job in giving the audience the feeling they just finished watching the first two "Terminator" movies and the story has simply continued. Indeed, both Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is one of the stars again in the "Terminator" franchise, as well as the original [...]

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

May 15, 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 [...]

Underdog Kids

July 7, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Underdog Kids" is a wonderful, heartwarming story about a group of kids who are always picked on and bullied. They spend their time at the community center and each has personal problems, but they want to learn the art of karate. They get a surprise when a man who was once part of the neighborhood [...]

Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury

August 4, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Pelle is back as the hero Antboy. This time he is fighting the usual bad guys, but also finds a surprising new opponent. Throughout the movie Antboy wonders if all his struggles are worth it. In his final battle he realizes that being a hero is not always about strength and bravery; being a hero is [...]