director: Rob Cohen

The Hurricane Heist

The Hurricane Heist is better in some ways than I expected, at least during the first half of the movie. Human interest stories are nicely handled and the characters are very human, dealing with feelings of loss and uncertainty. The film opens with Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and two young brothers [...]

The Boy Next Door

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 [...]

Alex Cross

Tyler Perry plays Detroit detective Alex Cross, based on the novels written by James Patterson. Cross is a detective and psychologist. He never had to face a villain such as he does in the form of a killer played by Matthew Fox. He is a pattern killer who uses a drug to paralyze his victims and [...]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

There's plenty of action in this film for those who enjoy their movies moving along at the speed of light. And yet it slows down long enough here and there to concentrate on the troubles brewing between explorer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his son Alex, played by Luke Ford. Alex is a chip [...]


This film is only two hours long, but it felt as though it dragged on for much longer. It is full of spectacular special effects, with more explosions than a Fourth of July celebration, but the story never seems to climax. I sat in the theatre, patiently waiting for the movie to grab my full [...]

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September 24, 2003
Vin Diesel fans will enjoy this fast paced action thriller. He plays a reluctant spy, but as he goes along he finds the role desirable, especially when he meets up with a Russian woman whom he fancies. The visual effects are awesome and Diese'sl understated performance is fun to watch. There is so [...]

The Fast And The Furious – Edited

September 23, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I was expecting this film to be terrible, but was surprised that it was actually pretty interesting and fun to watch. I had never seen anything with Vin Diesel and found his performance nicely understated and engaging. While I'm not a big car fan, this film has other elements that captured my [...]


December 31, 2002
Like the Bond films, TRIPLE X is filled with chases, explosions and gadgets, including a souped-up 1967 GTO, although most of the violence is not graphic or gory. A few scenes have scantily clad women and strongly suggest sexual encounters, but the emphasis is on action. However, the dialogue is [...]

Fast and the Furious

Well, it’s not the worse movie I ever saw. In fact it’s difficult not to get caught up in the splendidly photographed racing sequences as our daredevils speed through major thoroughfares - some crowded, some not - exhibiting a propensity for fast cars and even faster women. However, I was [...]


Clichéd and not very suspenseful, it is merely loud and violent. Whether these powerful hidden societies are destructive or not, we will not learn from this film. It is merely an action thriller, Hollywood style, lacking any serious investigation into this elitist world. The lead, however, does [...]