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Adult Written bygracenick April 9, 2008
Parent of a 12 year old Written byedklat June 6, 2015
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Adult Written bydarthsitkur August 10, 2012

glory hallelujah

this is a really Great War film and one of my favorite war films, it has a great line up, great performances, hard hitting battle scenes, and some classic moments such as the pay day gone wrong scene, I can't recommend it enough, and the last 20 minutes is the highlight and the most impactful part of the movie. the only complaint I have is that Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee were never shown but that's about it
Parent of a 14 year old Written byDown Home April 8, 2011

The message is greater than the military violence. 15 and over should view this!!

This is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. It is not so much a movie about racism as it is about overcoming obstacles, living courageously, and demonstrating wisdom. Not only do the African-Americans have to deal with their struggle, the main character Robert Gould Shaw (played by Broderick) must overcome pressures from the well-to-do circles he runs in and those that question his motives. There are powerful images of courage and as one scene describes, "there is more to life than rest. There is character and strength of heart." THESE are messages that we must share with our teenagers who all to often do not respect or understand what it takes to sacrifice to a purpose greater than self. The movie is violent, but in a military, reality sense. I believe it should be required viewing for history classes.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byBigK75 September 15, 2009

If you can handle violence, you can watch this movie.

A movie all Americans must see. I was in 7th grade when I first saw this movie in class. I was mature enough to handle it, and mature enough to love it. It is very violent. Not for the easily offended.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 14 and 14 year old Written byxmasterxofxmyxd... November 13, 2008

a beautiful and inspiring movie that emotionally stays with you days after

ACTING - 4.5/5 (Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington both gave Oscar-worthy performances, Denzel Washington won the Best Supporting Actor) CINEMATOGRAPHY - 5/5 (Just simply stunning, the angles, the lighting, just simply amazing) SOUND - 4.5/5 - (The cannons, muskets, and cries of war were all haunting and mezmerizing) MUSICAL SCORE - 3.5/5 - (The main theme is overplayed just a bit, but it only takes away little to none of the enjoyment) ART/ SET DIRECTION - 5/5 - (The settings and actions ring true to the days of the Civil War) Overall, a emotional powerhouse that can jerk anybody in tears when the end credits start rolling
Adult Written byFiggy66 February 26, 2011
this is one of my favorite movies it has dismemberment in it but it is a amazing story of your twelve year old is mature lets them see it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing