Genre Archives: Mystery

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

November 20, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Secret in their Eyes" is a suspenseful story that features some fine actors, such as Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The audience will feel sympathy for Julia Roberts' character, Jess, whose daughter is murdered. Her friend Ray (Ejiofor), a former F.B.I. agent and now private [...]

Before I Go To Sleep

October 31, 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 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 [...]

After All These Years

September 17, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
Audrey—the classy, smart and beautiful wife of a successful executive—is stunned when, following their elegant 25th anniversary party surrounded by many of their best friends, her husband announces he wants out of the marriage and professes his love for another woman. When it seems her life [...]

Alex Cross

October 19, 2012
Not Recommended for Families
Tyler Perry plays Detroit detective Alex Cross, based on the novels written by James Patterson. Cross is a detective and psychologist. He never had to face a villain such as he does in the form of a killer played by Matthew Fox. He is a pattern killer who uses a drug to paralyze his victims and [...]

Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy (Manuscript)

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is a terrific and suspenseful story, a wholesome mystery which both kids and adults can enjoy. This manuscript focuses on eleven-year-old Mickey Matson and a rock he inherits after his grandfather dies. Mickey believed his grandfather loved him but then why would he leave him a rock in his [...]

Lady Dead

May 14, 2011
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is a nice story about how easy it is to misjudge someone. The old lady known as Lady Dead has been mentioned as a murderer for years, having poisoned three children one Halloween night years ago. She still lives in her old house and people still talk about "that night". Then, young Eileen [...]

Red Riding Hood

March 11, 2011
Not Recommended for Families
I must say that the story and film was better than I anticipated. I was expecting pretty much a slash fest and, although admittedly there are some violent scenes in the film, the story and suspense take up a lot of the screen time which was nice to see. The development of the characters is also [...]

Case 39

October 1, 2010
Not Recommended for Families
I found the first quarter of this movie to be intriguing and interesting. A concerned social worker, up to her neck with 38 active cases, is handed case number 39. This particular case involves a young girl named Lily who is possibly being abused by her parents. When caseworker Emily Jenkins (Renee [...]


September 17, 2010
Not Recommended for Families
I will give this movie one thing in its favor. It is suspenseful. For a long while the viewer doesn't know if one of five stranded people in an elevator is a murderer or if the devil is involved. Every time the lights in the elevator go off someone dies until just two people are left. The answer to [...]

Message in a Cell phone

June 1, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Three friends, each with a different personality, engage in detective work when a cell phone falls in their hands. A comical mystery investigation transpires as the boys try to discover the true secret held in the message of the cell phone and what happened to its owner. Once you get past the [...]