producer: Lawrence Bender

Safe (2012)

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 [...]

Inglourious Basterds

Death and revenge. These are two words which descriptively explain at least part of the plot of this movie. The film opens in France, a German-occupied France, and Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) sees the graphic murder of her family by Colonel Hans Landa (Christopher Waltz), a Nazi. She escapes [...]

Inconvenient Truth, An

October 3, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Aside from the expected political jabs directed at the current administration, "An Inconvenient Truth" proved to be an extremely interesting film containing no overtly objectionable material. While some may argue that the idea of global warming is akin to a conspiracy theory, in this film the [...]

The Great Raid

December 20, 2005
This film was very well done. The story was well written, acting was superb, and the fight scenes very realistic and not exaggerated. Although a comparison probably isn't fair, but the movie had a similar feel to "Saving Private Ryan", although this film was based on actual events. Not only was [...]

The Great Raid – Filtered

December 20, 2005
"The Great Raid" was fantastic! The movie is based on a true event and is extremely accurate when compared to the biography/autobiography "Ghost Soldiers." Because it is a war movie, there is some violence such as shooting, bombing, and execution along with actual footage of dead POW’s, but there [...]

Good Will Hunting – Edited

November 19, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I never went to see this film when it came out in 1997 because it had over 100 f-words and other obscene and profane language. But, because this was an edited version, I decided to watch it. This a great film when you take out all the garbage language. Will Hunting is bothered by many issues of [...]

Anna and The King – Edited

November 19, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This lavish production is well worth viewing by families and teen agers. Very young children won't grasp the many layers of themes presented, even though many scenes involve young children. I enjoyed watching this more than the original one in which Yul Brynner/Deborah Kerr starred, because the [...]

Anna And The King

June 20, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At last, a Hollywood production of a great romance, wonderfully acted and beautifully executed – with nary a swear word in the entire production. It is splendidly photographed, with director Tennant using color and movement much like Akira Kurosawa. Chow Yun-Fat has stepped into, or should I [...]