director: Gore Verbinski

A Cure for Wellness

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 Lone Ranger

This is not the Lone Ranger of TV and film history. I personally believe Clayton Moore would be disappointed. First of all, this movie's genre is difficult to figure out. It is listed as an action picture, a western and an adventure film. It includes humor and at times seems to be spoofing the [...]


I had high hopes for this film. I was hoping for an imaginative and family-friendly film for kids and all ages. It is imaginative as far as the characters are concerned but the plot certainly isn't. Regrettably, it falls short on the family-friendly side of things. The movie is surprisingly [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

December 4, 2007
This movie has a lot of action. I mean, A LOT of action. It is very funny at times, particularly when Captain Jack Sparrow is around. Even the monkey is funny, especially when he holds a gun to a parrot in one scene in which several characters attempt to surprise each other with a "stick 'em up" [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest

December 5, 2006
Johnny Depp does a wonderful job portraying Captain Jack Sparrow. He is very funny in several scenes and Depp fans will not be disappointed. While a bit more violent than "Curse of the Black Pearl", "Dead Man's Chest" is still not overly graphic. Just like in the first film, most of the violence [...]

The Weather Man

February 21, 2006
The synopsis above is only partly correct...this entire movie is a tragedy. I can think of better ways to spend one's time and money than to plunk down 8 hard earned dollars in order to be subjected to 102 of the most depressing minutes you can imagine. This movie reminds me of a quote from C.S. [...]

The Weather Man – Filtered

February 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Weather Man" was a refreshing humorous film about a weather man who learns to take charge of his life and learns that things are only as bad as you make them. This film teaches you to take a second look at life and to enjoy yourself. It is filled with a lot of humor and is awarded our Dove [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

December 2, 2003
This film is a captivating pirate story but It is certainly too intense for younger children. In fact, although this feature includes a lot of fantasy violence, there is a lot of it and some blood is included as characters cut themselves to bleed to end a curse. In addition, the language just hits [...]


This ultra-violent and obscene screwball “romantic” comedy reveals good chemistry between its two leads and a superb performance by “The Soprano’s” James Gandolfini, but each crises (and there are several) is highlighted by crudity, profanity and comic bloodshed. There are a lot of [...]