Genre Archives: Action

Birth of a Dragon

August 25, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Birth of a Dragon" is based on a true and legendary fight which took place between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man, a fight that is about much more than the winner; it defines the attitude one should take in the use of martial arts. In Bruce Lee's case, the master Wong Jack Man believes he needs less [...]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

August 18, 2017
Have you ever been matched up in a situation with someone that was your opposite? Ryan Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, a top notch bodyguard, a sensitive man that is matched up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), who is loud, tough, and impulsive. He and Bryce rub each other the wrong way [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7, 2017
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Marvel's most recent reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise and features Tom Holland as the latest version of Peter Parker. He does a fine job as the web-slinging teenager that undergoes several trying experiences in the film and who is entrusted by Tony Stark, a.k.a. [...]

Baby Driver

June 28, 2017
Baby Driver is something of the perfect vehicle for [director] Edgar Wright's filmmaking techniques. By mixing up musical styles and genres and setting the action to each accordingly, he proves that, as a filmmaker, he is a classicist in his inspirations, but a full-throttled progressive in his [...]

The Mummy (2017)

June 9, 2017
"The Mummy (2017)" is a movie on an epic scale, a spectacle that is a little bit "Indiana Jones" and a return to some of the themes of the previous Mummy movies. This one stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a thief who is after antiquities to turn them quickly on the black market. He steals a map from [...]

Wonder Woman Soars, Inspires and Delights

June 2, 2017
To quote a wise girlfriend, when I grow up I want to be Wonder Woman. She’s tenderhearted and fiercely powerful. She barges through closed doors into rooms filled with power-mad generals and boldly denounces their warped ideals. How could this war mindset be tolerated? This girl elevates the game [...]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

May 12, 2017
"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" features several nicely-crafted scenes of the legend, including the sword in the stone, Arthur wielding the famous sword, Excalibur. Even the round table is set in place near the conclusion of the movie. The shadow world Arthur enters is very vivid and stands out. [...]

Free Fire

April 21, 2017
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Fate of the Furious

April 14, 2017
"The Fate of the Furious" is a highly entertaining and energy-filled movie. It features an action-packed opening car race between Dom (Vin Diesel) and a braggart, car crashes, close calls, a prison riot, several powerful fights, an icy villainess (Charlize Theron), and an incredible secret that Dom [...]

Seven Days Away

August 1, 2017

Dove Approved for 18+

"Seven Days Away" is a loud-and-clear testimony to the power of the gospel. Young Clayton (Josiah Warren) is not ashamed of the gospel and is vocal about his trust in Christ. His father died while doing missions work, but that doesn't stop Clayton on going to Mexico too. His mother doesn't like the [...]