The English Patient

Movie review by Sarah Orrick, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Stunning, complex mature emotional drama.

R 1996 160 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

English Patient

This movie is one of my favorites. Ralph Fiennes perfectly conveys an unhappy man unhappily in love with someone else's wife at the start of the war. It's not a love story per-say, but definately has a star-crossed lovers theme you can feel through the screen. Meanwhile, there is some gore and some sex, involving a character getting his thumbs lopped off in an interrogation room, and adulterate intercourse. You see a woman's body completely naked in a sexual manner. But it's still very much worth it for the inspiring plotline and amazing characters.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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