Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Excellent Civil War movie has graphic violence, profanity.

R 1989 122 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 43 reviews

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age 14+

Best War Movie Ever

This is probably my favorite war movie because it has heart. War itself is a horrible, ugly thing- but the reasons we fight: freedom, equality, hope are worth it sometimes. This isn’t a documentary, so it’s not an accurate portrayal of everything that happened. It’s a MOVIE and it inspires and entertains - and is based on factual events. Those reviews complaining it’s too violent- it’s a WAR movie- did you expect something else? And it doesn’t “promote” racism- it’s shows the times as they were. This is WHY we fought the war. I can think of no more inspiring movie than Glory.

This title has:

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Great messages
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age 11+

Favorite civil war movie

Shows how vital and brave black soldiers were. Some blood (amputation scene really got me) lots of violence. Language includes lots of cursing and racial slurs. Watch it. Good conversation starter.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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