actor: Alan Cumming

Show Dogs

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Dove.org is celebrating the positive action by Global Road Entertainment in responding to the outpouring of concern from moms around the country. We want to also acknowledge the Dove community, because thanks to you, and to other publishers raising their voices, we now have a new film in theaters [...]

Sweet Land

July 10, 2007
This film portrays a beautiful love story during difficult times in America's history. Inge comes to the United States Midwest to marry a farmer, Olaf. However, no one will grant them a marriage license because of Inge’s German heritage, a sensitive topic among Americans during the 1920s. [...]

Son of the Mask – Filtered

May 17, 2005
In this sequel to "The Mask," the god Thor sends his mischievous son, Loki, to earth to find the mask that he created and to get it out of the human realm. Before he finds it, Tim Avery gets a hold of it, puts it on, and his wild side comes out. As a result his wife gets pregnant and they have a [...]

Son of the Mask

Son of the Mask is a classic example of how to make a film that is NOT Dove "Family-Approved." The language goes over the top for its intended audience of pre-teen kids. The use of "Frickin" clearly shows the writer's lack of awareness of who his target market really is. With strong occult [...]

Spy Kids – Edited

December 22, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie was really great. It had all of the elements of a really good movie. The characters were developed and the actors did a really great job. I think the gadgets were the coolest part of the movie. They had a gadget for any disturbance that came their way. I would love it if they were real [...]

X2: X-Men United

November 15, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]

Spy Kids

September 18, 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 [...]

Buddy – Filtered

February 6, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Buddy" is based on the true story of Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Lintz who loves and raises a host of animals. Among her favorites are her four chimps and a gorilla named Buddy whom she rescued from death and raised from infancy. She dresses the apes in clothing and treats them all as her children. All [...]

Get Carter

A typical formulaic actioneer with tons of swagger and posterior-kicking fury, “Get Carter” is marred by brutal excessiveness – a malady that often passes for entertainment in this genre. Stallone proved in “Rocky” that he had some depth as an actor, but he has always been forced to [...]

Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

September 26, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

Adults may find the special effects and enormous sets to be the most amusing aspect of this film, but little ones will no doubt be amused by the slapstick shenanigans of Fred and Barney. There are several positive messages to be found, including how to treat others. Although he wants to get rich [...]