actor: John Turturro

Hands of Stone

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 [...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic film, as in "big". The filmmakers showcase the plagues of the Bible in a big way: the water turning into blood, the frogs, the flies, the huge hail stones, etc. There are also sweeping shots of the vast number of Hebrews as they begin their trek from Egypt toward [...]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I was pleased to see that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has more story this time around than its predecessor, the last installment which was part two in the series. It still is a "busy" film. At times so much is happening on the screen with fights and battles and storyline and character nuances [...]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This film makes the mistake of overkill. It lasts two and a half hours and could and should be trimmed down to ninety minutes. There are way too many fights and battles as well. I know a lot of young people and "Transformers" fans enjoy the battles, and the special effects in this film are amazing, [...]

You Dont Mess with the Zohan

This film probably has something in it to offend just about everyone. It is filled with sexual slangs, innuendos and some scenes of rear nudity. Not to mention some very strong language. Although the characters at the end, some of which are Arab and others Israelis, talk of being like a family in [...]

Transformers (2007)

October 16, 2007
This movie joins the rank of films which barely miss out on being approved by Dove. It is rated a three in the language category of our content scale, and a three means it can't be approved. It would have been had it been a two rating but, unfortunately, it wasn't. There is simply a lot of language [...]

O Brother Where Art Thou – Edited

December 9, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is based on Homers poem, “The Odyssey”. I am not too familiar with that particular work, so I cannot comment on how closely the movie follows the poem. However, I will say that the film takes the viewer on a fun adventure. George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim [...]

Anger Management

"Anger Management" may not win critical acclaim, but the nonsensical antics, including a hilarious duet of “I Feel Pretty” sung by Dave and Buddy, may make this a winner at the box office. Most of the comedy focuses on crude bathroom humor, bodily functions, sexual insecurities and references [...]

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Modernizing a classic story like Homer's Odyssey was a great idea. I'm sure the brothers Coen spend years pitching the idea to various studio heads. But it would take a main attraction like George Clooney in the credits to sell the concept. With a headline name comes certain insurance that the film [...]

Quiz Show – Filtered

September 7, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

In 1958 the quiz show "Twenty One" was called out for its scandalous acts. The American people are outraged and now no longer have trust in television game shows. This film tells how the scandals were unraveled. Who did it end up hurting the most: TV or the people playing the [...]