Beasts of No Nation

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Tragic story of boy soldier in Africa is extremely violent.

NR 2015 137 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 18+

More nudity/sexual content than expected

Despite the overall info given for this movie, there are a few scenes of a soldier with his private parts completely uncovered and close to the front of the camera for at least 30 seconds. This happens at least 3 times. Then there is a scene of a woman being raped before she is killed by another soldier.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Brutal, disturbing and beautiful war set coming of age film.

There's rape, devaluations, murder, hard core drug use, extreme language, bloody wounds, many many deaths, child molestation is part of the subplot. But nontheless this films powerful message about innocence amongst child soldiers who fought and are to this day fighting all over the world is powerful, brilliantly shot and impeccably acted.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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