producer: Luc Besson

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 21, 2017
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" plays less like candy-colored swashbuckler like, say, James Cameron's "Avatar" or James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and more like a science fiction rendering of Tom Sawyer. The plot has one common thread involving an alien race facing annihilation, [...]

The Transporter Refueled

September 4, 2015
"The Transporter Refueled" has its entertaining moments, for sure. It is action-packed and places Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) into some amazing situations. In one scene, for example, he and a certain female are in a plane racing down the runway without a pilot, stationed at the center doors opening at [...]

Taken 3

January 9, 2015
"Taken 3" features an action-packed plot line and, considering this is the third film in the series, a pretty interesting story and mystery to solve. Liam Neeson has seemingly lost nothing in his physical arsenal as he elbows bad guys, punches them, races after them in his car, etc. The story [...]

3 Days to Kill

February 21, 2014
The movie takes place in Paris and stars Kevin Costner as an aging Secret Services Agent named Ethan Runner. He is estranged from his wife and is the father of a teen girl. He is dying but is offered an opportunity to use an experimental drug that just might save his life, if the hallucinations it [...]

Taken 2

October 5, 2012
"Taken 2" is a fast-paced action thriller starring Liam Neeson as he reprises the role of Brian Mills, a retired CIA agent. This time around, he and his ex-wife are kidnapped and it is left up to his daughter to help find the pair. With several chase and fight scenes, the action is almost non-stop. [...]

Lockout

April 13, 2012
In the latest episode of "Star Wars" meets "Escape from New York", the president's daughter is stranded on a space ship/penile colony where the inmates have just taken over. At first I was amazed that Irish actors could get rid of their brogues but that didn't last long. Once the action took hold, [...]

Colombiana

August 26, 2011
Cataleya (the name of an orchid) is a young girl who witnesses her parents' death by mobsters and she grows up to be an assassin. As she so bluntly tells her uncle who raises her, "I wanted to be Xena, a warrior princess, but now I want to be a killer." Revenge is her motive and she becomes a force [...]

From Paris with Love

February 5, 2010
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 [...]

Taken

January 30, 2009
A dad who has been on the go most of his daughter's life decides to retire from his job to spend time with her but she wants to travel to Paris. He is skeptical but he lets his daughter, named Kim, go. He is right in that it was a wrong decision. She is not there for even a day when she and her [...]

Transporter 3

November 26, 2008
As with the other films in this series, the viewer is subjected to non-stop action, gunfights and peril. Fast cars and faster women seem to be the norm for action films today and this is no different. Quick cutaway scenes are also very overdone in this film. As with its two predecessors, Dove [...]

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