writer: Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel

The Synopsis An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world For a film occupying itself with themes of identity and true self, Alita: Battle Angel could afford to take a look at itself in the mirror. There is something [...]

Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World

November 22, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World" is an action-packed whirlwind which kids twelve and over everywhere will enjoy. The kids will love these characters they can relate to, such as Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who squabble like real brothers and sisters but protect one [...]

Machete

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 [...]

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November 24, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There were a few chuckles from the kids during the screening I attended of this movie. One girl laughed at the crocodiles chasing the kids on two legs so she definitely didn't appear scared. There are some "cute" moments in the movie, such as one kid asking another what he thought would be found at [...]

Grindhouse

September 18, 2007
“The Grindhouse” is actually two movies; “Planet Terror” is about psychotic killer mutants, and “Death Proof” is about a killer stunt driver whose weapon of choice is his muscle car. Both of these movies are some of the most graphically violent films I have seen. For instance, “Death [...]

Spy Kids – Edited

December 22, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie was really great. It had all of the elements of a really good movie. The characters were developed and the actors did a really great job. I think the gadgets were the coolest part of the movie. They had a gadget for any disturbance that came their way. I would love it if they were real [...]

Spy Kids 3: Game Over

February 24, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a potpourri of famous actors, some appearing in quick cameos, and they lend some fun to the film. See Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Ricardo Montalban and Elijah Wood all in the same movie. The film has continual action and is very much like a video game as the characters enter [...]

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over – Edited

February 16, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Spy Kids 3-D" is an amazing adventure into the world of the video game. When Juni is called out of retirement to save his sister from the clutches of the virtual reality world, he gets more than he bargained for. With both 2-D and 3-D versions, "Spy Kids 3-D" is a spectacular adventure for the [...]

El Mariachi – Filtered

August 26, 2003
" El Mariachi," with unknown Carlos Gallardo in the title role, is the low-budget prequel to the blockbuster movie, "Desperado." The Mariachi is a nameless wandering musician, who carries a huge guitar case and dresses in black. In the process of seeking work in a new city, he is mistaken for a [...]

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

February 18, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

There is not much in this film that would frighten young children but it should be noted that some animals are grown to life size, and some skeletons chase and duel with a character. Also, there is a four headed alien which is a bit bizarre. There is a character who says "Shitaké mushrooms" and it [...]

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