Genre Archives: Western

Return to Zion Ranch

May 11, 2017

Dove Approved for 18+

"Return to Zion Ranch" features a faith-based message and terrific scenery. A man named Jacob Israel is the father of 12 sons. They were each named after the 12 tribes of Israel; for example, Gad, Benjamin, and Asher. They worked on the ranch with their father, but after some time passes, they all [...]

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 23, 2016
"The Magnificent Seven (2016)" is a paradox of sorts. It is a very well-made film, a western, featuring well-known actors who chew up the scenery. The actors include Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm; Chris Pratt as Joshua Faraday; Vincent D'Onofrio as Jack Horne, and as the villain (and he makes a [...]


I grew up watching John Wayne movies, and "McLintock!" has been one of my favorites. It's the story of a cattle baron in the west, named G. W. McLintock. He owns a lot of land and has been there for years. When his wife and daughter return home after being away, the fun begins. "McLintock!" is a [...]

Jane Got a Gun

January 29, 2016
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 [...]

John Wayne: Stagecoach Run (In Color)

February 19, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Stagecoach Run" is a thrilling, Old West adventure with a neck-and-neck race between two stage coaches with the winner taking all. John Blair (Wayne) partners with his friend Larry to buy a stage coach line through Crescent City. He is deceived by the seller, Drake, and learns this when they [...]

The Lone Ranger: The Lost Episodes

April 23, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Lone Ranger: The Lost Episodes" is a treasure trove for Lone Ranger aficionados! This DVD contains a color episode, promos, and an unaired "Lone Ranger" episode, in addition to a commercial for U.S. government sales bonds that never before appeared on TV. Featured too is the first Lone Ranger [...]

John Wayne: Stolen Goods (In Color)

September 16, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Stolen Goods" has it all! This western features the hard-hitting John Wayne as John Caruthers, who puts up a good fight, chases bad guys on horseback, and meets a girl named Betty who he hopes to win in the end. The story begins with a downpour and Caruthers coming in from the rain. He hides out [...]

John Wayne: Cold Vengeance (In Color)

April 10, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Cold Vengeance" features all of John Wayne's famous attributes and is enjoyable viewing. He shows off his likability, his ability to ride and shoot a gun, his toughness, and his charm with the ladies. The plot features his character, John Mason, returning home to see a man being humiliated by [...]

John Wayne: Guns Along the Trail (In Color)

November 13, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Guns Along the Trail" is a fast-paced, rip-roaring western! John Wayne plays John Wyatt, who winds up traveling with a medicine show (undercover) so he can nail a gang of counterfeiters. The head of the medicine show is a man named Carter, and John and Carter's daughter, Linda, hit it off. John [...]

John Wayne: Gold Strike River (In Color)

July 22, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Gold Strike River" is a wonderful mix of the Old West, comedy, action and a bit of romance to boot. Jerry Mason (John Wayne) is a youthful Texan and George "Gabby" Hayes plays Jake Benson, a rancher who Jerry calls "Old Timer." They become partners after striking it rich when they find gold in a [...]