Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Intelligent and bleak; for mature audiences only.

R 2005 123 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Great Movie

Some of these reviews just don’t make sense. If you were appalled by this movie, then you are a snowflake. Plain and simple. Nobody should make a review on a movie they didn’t watch through its entirety. This movie is about war and therefore contains violence and explicit language and imagery... What did you expect, though? It’s a war movie. It has comedic scenes and serious scenes, but it has an ultimate point to it as well if you pay close enough attention. It teaches a lesson on soldiers with PTSD and how war never changes (i.e, “they’re still in the desert,” “he will always remember the rifle,” “semper fi, marines.”) It touched me and I have watched it more than a few times with family and friends alike, who all also enjoyed the movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

Good for adults

If your child has seen other war/violent movies and seen innaproprite images then should be fine if you are interested in joining the military this movie is great for you

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

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