actor: Chris Pine

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

December 25, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 opens with Diana as a young girl entering a race against more experienced Amazonian warriors. When she falls off her horse, she cheats to try to win the race, but is stopped by her mentor who cautions her that “no true hero is born from lies.” Fast forward to 1984, where we [...]

A Wrinkle in Time

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Mr. and Mrs. Murry (Chris Pine and Gugu M'batha-Raw) were both scientists incomparable, but when their outlandish ideas lead to risky experiments, the brilliant scientist father of young Meg Murry (Storm Reid) goes missing, and the Murry family is left in ruins, criticized and mocked by the outside [...]

Wonder Woman

To quote a wise girlfriend, when I grow up I want to be Wonder Woman. She’s tenderhearted and fiercely powerful. She barges through closed doors into rooms filled with power-mad generals and boldly denounces their warped ideals. How could this war mindset be tolerated? This girl elevates the game [...]

Star Trek: Beyond

"Star Trek: Beyond" is the third of the new movie installments (based on the original series), but the first not to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Although it is definitely an entertaining movie, Abrams' absence shows. The movie features too many jerky scenes, with the camera shaking. Dark fight [...]

The Finest Hours

"The Finest Hours" is a riveting movie in its telling of the true story of a rescue mission at sea in 1952. The special effects, which focus on the imperiled tanker at sea and the rescue boat that is sent out to their aid in a raging storm, are executed with movie-making skill. The tanker has been [...]

Into the Woods

March 24, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Into the Woods" is a humorous and imaginative film. It's not flawless, but it has some funny moments, including a scene in which two princes (Cinderella's prince and Rapunzel's prince) are over the top in singing about their love for Cinderella and Rapunzel. They attempt to be sexy as they sing [...]

Horrible Bosses 2

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

This film version is a beginning tale of sorts, dealing with the young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine). The story opens with him studying Economics in London during the time of 9/11. Soon after Ryan joins the Marines and heads to Afghanistan. He is hurt in a helicopter crash and one thing leads to another [...]

Star Trek Into Darkness

This is an action-packed movie from the get go. Kirk saves Spock from certain death from a volcano but a primitive race sees the Enterprise and Kirk gets into trouble for disobeying a Prime Directive. Even Spock seems to be against him for the rescue! Kirk is stripped of being captain of the [...]

People Like Us

When a former music producer dies, he leaves his adult son the task of finding his illegitimate sister and giving her $150,000. As the son finds her, he enters her life out of curiosity and befriends her and her young son. As the drama rolls out, we find that each missed a crucial part of their [...]