Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Provocative look at Hitler's last days is extremely violent.

R 2005 155 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 18+

German WWII Movie is a Cinematic Masterpiece

Downfall (Der Untergang) is a German-language WWII movie about the final days of Hitler's "thousand year Reich". It remains one of the best (if not THE best) war movies I have seen to date. It is also one of the most historically accurate war movies, gathering from my own knowledge regarding 1945 Germany and the end of the Reich. It is an excellent film if looking to see how the end of the war was experienced by the Germans. There is a lot of bloody violence in this movie, including severed limbs, suicides, hanging, etc. Children are sentenced to death by their own parents. There's some nudity in this movie but from what I can recall it was of a non-sexual nature. I would not recommend children (especially under 17 or who are sensitive to blood) see this movie.

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age 18+

Definitely 21+

Gratuitous female nudity and violence.

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