Genre Archives: Western


March 25, 2011
"Redemption" just needs the first three letters of the word "redemption" for its title: Red. This name is appropriate because there is a whole lot of blood shed in this movie, about as much as I have ever seen in a film. People are shot with blood splattering and spurting, several people are shot [...]

Dawn Rider

May 29, 2012
This western features a decent story. John Mason (Christian Slater) is misunderstood during an event in a saloon, and he is pursued by a lawman named Cochrane (Donald Sutherland). Mason heads home to see his father, a man he doesn't get along with very well. Still, he is reaching out to his father [...]


August 28, 2007
"Wrangler" is a visually pleasing movie. It features horses, wooded scenery and plenty of nature's picturesque scenes including lakes and mountains. The story is pretty good too, focusing on a rancher named James Richards (Frederick Parslow) and his family, including daughter Alice May, who would [...]

Lonesome Dove Church

March 24, 2015

Dove Approved for 18+

The Lonesome Dove Church is still in Texas to this day but when it was built in 1846 life was very different. This is a story of a minister and his son Isaac, their differences and the road they took to get the church built in the small sinful town of Grapevine, Texas. John and Isaac had been [...]

Shadow on the Mesa

October 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a terrific western with an interesting story. Wes Rawlins (Wes Brown) learns his mother was killed, in fact murdered, and he goes in search of his father, the father he has never met, to see if he was behind it. Wes soon finds his father Ray Eastman (Kevin Sorbo) and learns he has a brother [...]

The Preacher and the Gun

July 9, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an inspiring movie which shows faith triumphing over darkness! Dennis Cole plays the likable Rev. Stephen Bancroft, a minister that makes his living by making signs. He and his wife Sarah, played by Wendy Cole, are struggling to pay their house payment to the local businessman who owns the [...]

Django Unchained

December 25, 2012
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Young Pioneers

October 16, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a remarkable and inspirational story cut out of the same cloth as "Little House on the Prairie". In fact the producer, Ed Friendly, was a producer on "Little House on the Prairie". The cast features superb performances from a young Linda Purl as Molly Beaton and Roger Kern who plays her [...]

The Proud Rebel

May 8, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

They don't make many like this one anymore! This film is a sweeping epic, made during a more innocent time but it's still a realistic film which features characters that not only work hard to save a farm and celebrate values, but also fight for their land when they have to. The movie features [...]

Renegade: Edited

September 4, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film showcases loyalty in marriage and family and is worthy of watching if for no more reasons than these. The plot begins in 1902 and is an old-time western with some drinking and smoking and even features the claim jumpers using dynamite. There are several intense scenes featuring shooting [...]