A Most Wanted Man

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Philip Seymour Hoffman great in moody, smart spy drama.

R 2014 121 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Strip club scene and Sex trafficking district

Okay movie - Definitely 18+ for sexual content

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age 16+

A Thriller in the Classic Style

My husband and I went to see "A Most Wanted Man" expecting it to be good as we are fans of many of the actors involved. Much like a Hitchcock movie, the audience goes along for a journey, as characters, motives and plot are methodically developed. "A Most Wanted Man" is set against the backdrop of terrorism in the modern world where both governments and individuals battle with suspicion and knowing who to trust. We were very surprised that this movie was rated "R" and would be perfectly comfortable having our 16 year old see it. The commentary review from Common Cause Media is spot on with *occasional* language being the only concern. It doesn't even compare to some other R-rated movies, in my opinion. But as the review suggests, it is not likely to draw a heavy teen audience based on the patient, deliberative script. I think the movie could launch a thoughtful discussion with an older teen about the value of trust, public safety and terrorism, government's responsibility for public safety and the means they use in an effort to secure it, relationships between nations, religious bias and profiling--all stories ripped from today's headlines.

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