actor: Richard Jenkins

Jack Reacher

This movie is witty and features an interesting plot but the language and violence crosses our acceptable levels of family-friendly viewing. A man accused of murder asks for Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), an ex-military investigator. Reacher winds up working with a beautiful defense lawyer and the [...]

Killing Them Softly

I find the title of this film to be ironic. There is no soft killing in this movie, only flat out graphic killing with blood spurting and flying. One scene features a man being beaten up and the blood literally pours from his mouth and nose, he coughs up blood, and then vomits to boot. He vomits on [...]

Waiting for Forever

May 3, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When you are a child you do not always understand the things that happen in life. Will lost his parents in a train wreck when he was very young. Not being able to fully understand, he took the advice of his best friend, Emma, who told him he would always be loved. Emma on the other hand, has grown [...]

Let Me In

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

Dear John

The title of this film obviously gives it away that a certain letter will be mailed to the main male character in the story and he happens to be named John, played by actor Channing Tatum. The story delves into some interesting themes including John's relationship with his father and how John's [...]

The Core – Edited

March 26, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is the only film so far where I have enjoyed watching Hilary Swank. I feel she does a pretty good job in her role as an astronaut. The premise of the film is a bit far-fetched, but is entertaining anyway. The speed at which these Georphysicists figure out complicated problems is humorous. [...]

Intolerable Cruelty – Edited

March 16, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There are some good laughs in this movie, because good comedy is real-life but exaggerated. The chemistry between the lead characters, Clooney and Zeta-Jones, lights up the screen from their first encounter. I call movies of this genre fluff pieces: good for mindless viewing and a few laughs. The [...]

Say It Isnt So

I don't know exactly where to begin describing this sub-sophomoric piece of wasted celluloid. The story is about a boy named Gilly (Chris Klein) and a girl named Jo (Heather Graham) who fall in love and "do it" only to discover later that they are siblings. But, wait! They are not really related [...]

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. [...]