actor: Martin Lawrence

Bad Boys for Life

This 2020 action film opens with Mike and Marcus in the iconic city of Miami, racing through traffic to reach Marcus’ daughter, who is in the process of giving birth to his first grandchild. Upon the baby’s birth, the duo considers where they are in their lives, as they are not as young as they [...]

Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son

This movie is nothing original, full of cliches of any movie I have ever seen in which a male takes on the disguise of the female gender. In this case, it is Martin Lawrence who plays FBI agent Malcolm Turner who goes undercover and enlists the help of his step-son, 17-year-old Trent (Brandon T. [...]

Open Season – 3D

November 16, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Open Season" is a delightfully fast paced movie that will entertain kids both young and old alike. Boog learns about friendship as he tries to get back to his garage after the forest ranger that raised him from a cub tries to re-integrate him into his natural environment. Parents should note that [...]

College Road Trip

July 15, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one of the best family films I have seen in some time. It is uproariously funny, with Martin Lawrence, a police chief, playing Chief James Porter, an overprotective father to Melanie (Raven-Symone). The plot is rather simple-Melanie wants to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. [...]

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

It is too bad that what could have been a family film, with a talented cast of African American actors, is a film that is so irreverent and wrapped up in sexual innuendos and language that the humorous moments are overwhelmed with content issues. These issues are what prevents Dove from awarding [...]

Wild Hogs

The previews make this film look like a hip comedy, with the male leads riding around on their motorcycles and discovering a little more about life along the way. It looks funny in the previews. Unfortunately, this film is not nearly as funny as it might appear on the surface. It does have a few [...]

Big Mommas House 2 – Filtered

May 9, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This was a cute movie that would be great for a family movie night. It was a pretty clean movie with just a few things like some bathing suits, a dead guy thrown into the water, and pre-teen cheerleaders dancing with some iffy moves. Once again, Martin Lawrence did a great job as Big Momma- very [...]

Big Mommas House 2

Martin Lawrence reprises his role as Big Momma in order to save the world. Unfortunately, this film has so much bad language that a great deal of the humor was overshadowed by the dialogue. While funny at times, most of the situations had already been covered in the first installment. This leaves [...]

Rebound – Filtered

December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Rebound" is a great family movie. As most of the stars are kids, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the acting was well done and the story was actually interesting. Martin Lawrence is fantastic as a big shot basketball coach turned middle school mentor (not to mention he’s hilarious). The [...]


December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Known best for his role in "Big Momma's House," Martin Lawrence tones down the foul language in this "Mighty Ducks" meets basketball film, "Rebound." As Coach Roy McCormick takes a bunch of misfits and tries to make a basketball team, he learns some valuable lessons about life and what is really [...]