producer: John Davis

Jungle Cruise

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Jungle Cruise the movie is a high adventure down the Amazon with action, plenty of funny dialogue and humor, and a big plot twist just past the middle of the film. The chemistry of the actors is palpable and one of the delights of the film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Captain Frank Wolff, [...]

Game Night

Game Night is a witty, laugh-out-loud movie that will have you nodding your head while thinking, "Yes, I can relate to that." This imaginative storyline features Gary (Jesse Plemons), the off-beat (everyone has known someone like this guy) next door neighbor to Max (Jason Bateman) and his wife [...]


Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on the popular children’s book of the same name, Ferdinand is a delightful, must-see family adventure with a powerful message. In a world where his kind are viewed as angry and beastly, Ferdinand (John Cena, Colin H. Murphy) the bull is the exact opposite. Gentle, well-meaning and clumsy, [...]

Victor Frankenstein

"Victor Frankenstein" has a few good things going for it, including actor James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. In the opening sequence, Frankenstein saves Igor, a clown, from a cruel fate at the circus, and an ensuing chase sequence is well done. Interestingly, Igor is [...]

Devils Due

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 [...]


This film was one of the most violent movies I've seen with a PG-13 rating. The action is non-stop as three boys find a mystical crystal in a hole which gives them special powers. As they stretch the limits of what their new powers can do, they also learn that they must try to control their new [...]


August 31, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

Marmaduke was always the comic strip that everyone loved and now he is on the big screen larger than life. With his family that has moved to California from the Midwest, the lovable dog tries to fit in just as children try to do when there is a move. This talking mutt brings comedy to the [...]

Garfields Fun Fest

November 25, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Garfield's Fun fest" has a nice moral about finding strength, or in this case "the funny" within yourself. Garfield goes in search of "the funny water" so he can drink from it and become funny again in order to win the fun fest contest. Along the way he meets unique characters, each one trying [...]

The Express

This could have been an inspirational story for families. In fact, I learned this film originally had a PG-13 rating but was changed to PG so I was hopeful it would go easy on the language so families could see it together. Unfortunately, that is exactly the area it crossed the line of [...]

Daddy Day Camp

January 29, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Daddy Day Camp" is a film which makes some positive statements about fathers and sons who misunderstand one another but find reconciliation. Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his father, Col. Buck Hinton (Richard Gant), have always had trouble communicating, but when Charlie needs his dad to [...]