Parents' Guide to

Against the Sun

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teamwork and hope in intense WWII lifeboat drama.

Movie PG 2015 100 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

A very good film

It was a great film about a true story I enjoyed it there is some parts that are a little tragic but nothing to serious

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+


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Is It Any Good?

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Released in theaters shortly after Angelina Jolie's similarly themed Unbroken, AGAINST THE SUN is a much lower-key film -- more old-fashioned and less graphically agonizing. This kind of material can be a physically grueling experience for viewers, and director Brian Falk carefully balances scenes of despair with scenes of hope.

But the movie has two disadvantages. First, it's clear that it's based on a true story, so we assume that the men will eventually survive to tell their tale. Second, it can be too quickly and easily compared to Unbroken, as well as to two other high-profile "stranded on a life raft" movies, Life of Pi and All Is Lost. With its lower budget and lower profile, Against the Sun can't really offer up anything not already seen in the other films. With the physical limitations inherent in these types of stories, the range of plot possibilities is fairly narrow. Eventually all the movie has is the talent and chemistry of the three actors; fortunately, that's enough to keep it afloat.

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