actor: Chris Cooper

Cars 3

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s been a while since I heard a theater crowd applaud at the end of the movie. It wasn’t a passionate, emotional applause, but definitely a joyful, grateful appreciation for a positively delightful evening out with the kids. This third installment in the Cars franchise takes us back to the [...]


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 [...]

The Muppets

March 20, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Comedy - The Muppets are back and are we glad! This movie is escapism wrapped in fun! All your favorites return including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie and the rest of the beloved gang, back for their first fun-filled movie in a long time. One [...]


June 12, 2007
Movies based on real people are showing up more frequently at the box office and this one in no exception. While it may be based on historical events, the writers focused on several questionable elements and character flaws in the film's main subject making the thematic elements a little too [...]


June 20, 2006
I found this film to be very slow moving and tremendously disjointed. It was very difficult to follow the relationships and connections between all the characters. In addition, the point of the story was not clear. It seems that Stephen Gaghan wants to convey that people will do extraordinary [...]

Syriana – Filtered

June 20, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie was extremely slow and very difficult to follow. It went back and forth from character to character and was hard to understand how they all intertwined with one another. The story line seemed to be disjointed. It is recommended as the ClearPlay version cleans it up for ages twelve and [...]

Seabiscuit – Edited

March 5, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I have to admit that I saw this film when it first came out in theaters and found it to carry a wonderful story that was inspiring but was marred by a ton of crude, obscene and profane language. I walked out of the theater expressing my disappointment that the film-maker chose to include that type [...]


First, the good news: the film depicts the honor, bravery, sacrifice, courage and determination our forefathers displayed while facing down tyrannical King George and his trained army. Also, emotional threads weave throughout the story, binding people together. For instance, one farmer who [...]

Me, Myself and Irene

If you've ever seen a Farrelly Brothers movie (There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, etc.), then you know just what to expect from them - a total gross-out comedy. This one does not disappoint. It is also classic Jim Carrey, full of unbelievable facial expressions and odd body movements. [...]