The Dove


Adventure / Biography / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 345

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Dabney Coleman as Charles Huntley
John Anderson as Mike Turk

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Reviewed by gail_paterson 10 / 10

My son's name sake

I was 21 and had been married for two years when I gave birth to our first son. I had really wanted a boy so was over the moon. However two weeks after his birth we could still not agree on a name. But leaving our beautiful contented little baby with his so doting grandparents we thought a night out at the cinema to watch this would be well deserved. And so as the film began I thought this guy looks so like my husband and his free spirit so matched mine that I whispered to Kim, my husband " I love this boys name and his spirit. What about naming our son Robin?" So by the end of the film our son had his name. So as my son is having his 40th birthday this October I would so love to buy a DVD of this film to give him as I know he will be as moved as I was. Is this possible?

Reviewed by chedrcheez 6 / 10

Good, but too sappy

This is a well-made, engaging, but sappy film. It is well-paced. It contains many exotic location shots. The two stars are beautiful kids. Your won't be able to take your eyes off of this film.

The story of a 17-year-old boy who sails around the world by himself is inspiring. Part of me would like to think it would inspire young people to aspire to great things of their own. Sadly, though, this film was made at the height of the cultural 1970s, which is generally misunderstood and held up to ridicule today. To make matters worse, the romance of the situation is overplayed. By the end of the film, I was laughing at it, and I didn't want to be. There is much to recommend in this film. It's worth seeing, but it's also way too sappy.

Reviewed by jdonalds-5 4 / 10

Not really a sailing movie

This movie is based on a true story, but for a movie about sailing around the world there is precious little sailing in the movie.

The story starts abruptly with Robin Graham already part way around the world. He meets a girl and the rest of the movie is about the two of them keeping in touch and rejoining each other.

The dialog is juvenile, but that may be appropriate given Robin is only 16 years old. Still a young man who sets out to sail around the world alone should be more mature than the average 16 year old. I think the real culprit is time. This movie may have been better in 1974 (over 40 years ago) but good acting is standard these days so this one looks quite dated.

There isn't much in the movie to raise any excitement while watching it. The story line bypasses the usual problems with sailboats on the high seas. Okay there is the dis-masting but that whole issue takes up less than two minutes of the movie.

I love any movie about ships and sailboats. I watched The Dove all the way through to get what I could out of it, but was very disappointed with the content.

The acting is B grade at best. The direction missed the mark.

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