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Flags of Our Fathers

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Harrowing World War II drama isn't for kids.

Movie R 2006 132 minutes
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age 13+

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age 13+

Flags of Our Fathers

A great war movie for all patriots. Moving and explosive, and a grand Clint Eastwood film.

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A large, roiling reassessment of the relationships between war, commerce, and mythology, Clint Eastwood's film is at once magnificent and disquieting.

Complex and earnest, Flags of Our Fathers emphasizes that the flag-rasiers most admire their fallen friends, who didn't "think of themselves as heroes." In doing so, the film indicts the war-makers -- then and now -- who have "never been to war" but still send young men to fight, and honors those warriors who saw and committed acts, both horrific and heroic, that they can never forget.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 19, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: February 6, 2007
  • Cast: Adam Beach , Jesse Bradford , Ryan Phillippe
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Inclusion Information: Indigenous actors
  • Studio: DreamWorks
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 132 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language.
  • Last updated: July 21, 2023

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