Genre Archives: Drama

Sleepless (2017)

January 13, 2017
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, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Live by Night (2016)

January 13, 2017
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, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Silence (2016)

January 13, 2017
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
"Silence" is based on a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō. This visually stunning film takes place in the mid-1600s. The story is about two priests, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), and about their search for a fellow priest, Ferreira [...]

Patriots Day

January 13, 2017
Not Recommended for Families
"Patriot's Day" is a gripping and gut-wrenching movie that will move viewers and bring a tear to many eyes. It is based on the true events of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Various key members are woven into the telling of the story. Instrumental and important police [...]

Gospel of Mark

March 14, 2017
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Gospel of Mark" is a film that features wonderful scenery and is a very accurate depiction of Mark's gospel. In addition, the actors are terrific, truly convincing and excellent. A few of the highlights are Jesus feeding the multitude, walking on the water, calming the storm, healing of [...]

An Uncommon Grace

February 12, 2017
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
In this heartwarming story, two worlds collide due to unfortunate events. Grace Connor came home to her family because of her grandmother's heart attack. While there, their neighbor Levi finds his parents have been shot. Because of their Amish beliefs, there is no phone at his home, so he rides to [...]

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Charles Wills (Van Johnson) has returned to Paris after being gone for a few years. As he walks the streets of the beautiful city, he relives the memories of his life there after WWII that has lead him to this moment of his life. His memory of a walk when a beautiful girl kissed him in the street [...]

Blood on the Sun

Not Recommended for Families
This film features the legendary James Cagney, whose character is a news reporter in Japan. It is up to him to get a message to America that Japan is going to attack, and it is his quest to achieve this goal. He has those who stand with him but also against him. The acting is excellent and [...]

Jackie

December 2, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"Jackie" features a mesmerizing performance by Natalie Portman as the charming First Lady who once presided over what she called "Camelot". Portman's speech and diction as Jackie are expertly delivered, and she is woven into real scenes that took place in the White House. The film, shot with a [...]

Fences

December 25, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"Fences" is an apt title for this dramatic film, as it focuses on a man who wants to keep some things inside and other things out. Denzel Washington gives a layered performance as Troy Maxson, a husband and father who works as a garbage man. His wife Rose (Viola Davis) loves him loyally, and he [...]