producer: Peter Jackson

Mortal Engines

The Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. The Review: In the theater, the gentleman sitting next to me said: “I’ve never seen a movie believe in itself more.” And, wow, [...]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a powerful conclusion to the "Hobbit" trilogy. Several reviewers believe it to be the best of the three "Hobbit" films, and I agree. This final journey into Middle Earth comes with a price, which is the dramatic deaths of both villains and a few [...]

The Adventures of Tintin

March 13, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Adventures of Tin Tin" is, in many ways, a tale of young Indiana Jones. The main character's name is different, but the idea is the same. There are adventures and villains and chases and...well, you get the idea. It is also a bit sophisticated for this kind of film, an animated movie which no [...]

District 9

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 [...]

King Kong (2005)

March 28, 2006
It is a shame that the language of this film has over twenty profanities in the dialog. Otherwise this movie could have been a film more family-friendly. However, that is not the case. This update of the Kong movie was directed by Peter Jackson, the director of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. As [...]

King Kong (2005) – Filtered

March 28, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A great remake: this was a well-made movie. Three hours may be a bit long for some viewers. There were some things that prevent this movie from being appropriate for the very young. King Kong himself may be scary to younger viewer, especially when showing his gigantic teeth. A lot of chasing and [...]

They Shall Not Grow Old

Dove Approved for 18+

Peter Jackson applies an amazing 21st-century spit shine to long-buried battlefield film footage in They Shall Not Grow Old. It is a documentary about World War I, recounted mostly and almost matter-of-factly in the voices of more than 100 long-dead British soldiers who endured the gritty horror of [...]