Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

July 25, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Although free of sexual content and foul language, parents should be warned of this film’s insidious use of mind control and fantasy violence, disguised as wholesome entertainment. This content might be too intense and confusing for young children, so Dove has rated this film at [...]

Four Kids and It

Dove Approved for All Ages

Four Kids and It is based on the 1902 novel, Five Children and It, by Edith Nesbit. David and Alice, both single parents, want to take their relationship to the next level—declaring their relationship to their kids. David and his children, Ros and Robbie, meet Alice and her children, Smash and [...]

Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World

August 19, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World" is an action-packed whirlwind which kids twelve and over everywhere will enjoy. The kids will love these characters they can relate to, such as Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who squabble like real brothers and sisters but protect one [...]

My Spy (2020)

June 26, 2020
My Spy (2020) is much like Dwayne Johnson's 2007 The Game Plan--but with less biological ties and much more language. JJ, a former military ranger now CIA agent, knows nothing about relationships, unless you count his explosive communication skills with the enemy. His demolition tactics worked [...]

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D

June 10, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film displays an almost cartoonish take on a family with issues. Max is a dreamer. His father is unwilling to grow up. His mother is stern and unyielding, and his teacher, played by George Lopez, is domineering and full of politically correct speeches. Something to view with concern in this [...]

Spy Kids

March 30, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a film in which the kids are the heroes. There is a lot of fantasy action and a bit of violence. There is a truthful and rewarding moment at the end when a character mentions it is difficult to work at being a family but necessary. There are gadgets of all sorts in this movie, including an [...]

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

August 7, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

There is not much in this film that would frighten young children but it should be noted that some animals are grown to life size, and some skeletons chase and duel with a character. Also, there is a four headed alien which is a bit bizarre. There is a character who says "Shitaké mushrooms" and it [...]

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

July 25, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a potpourri of famous actors, some appearing in quick cameos, and they lend some fun to the film. See Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Ricardo Montalban and Elijah Wood all in the same movie. The film has continual action and is very much like a video game as the characters enter [...]

The Spy Next Door

January 15, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is a funny and rollicking good time! The family will enjoy this witty and action-packed movie. I wish Jackie Chan (the spy in the film) lived next door to me. He is the main source of fun in the film. Chan plays Bob Ho. His girlfriend Gillian (Amber Valletta) thinks he is a serious man [...]