Kid reviews for Jarhead

Common Sense says

Intelligent and bleak; for mature audiences only.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 6 reviews
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

Great Movie!!!

I think this was a great movie.The sex scenes were a little iffy, but other than that it was okay.
Teen, 15 years old Written byKass April 9, 2008

Wonderful, but tred with caution

Jarhead is a brilliant film. With exceptional pacing, acting, and cinematography, and a fascinating premise, it does well across the boards. All the same, this is one that I would strongly caution parents about; I would recommend that only older, very mature teens be allowed to see it. There are some disturbing war images, alarming transformations in the soldiers, and a few scenes of graphic sexuality; but what truly is the problem in this movie is the language. When the CSM reviewer there were hundreds of instances of the f-word, this was not an exaggeration: to be exact, are 278 instances of that swear alone. So: adults, enjoy. But in terms of your teenager(s), think wisely.
Teen, 15 years old Written bydamoviecritic April 9, 2008

One of the great war movies

This was truly an excellant film. For one thing, it is extremly funny. But it is much more than that. It is probably as close to modern warfare as can be dipicted in a movie. I have heard a few first hand stories of Iraq veterans, and this film comes very close to hitting the mark. The soldiers are fighting boredom, not a horrific enemy. There are no huge, epic, stomach churning conflicts in the film. That is because the movie wants to be more serious than that. It is not a pretentious, action packed bloodbath in the vein of Private Ryan. It is a soldiers story, clear and simple, and I think every teenage kid interested in modern warfare and potentialy fighting should see THIS film, not Saving Private Ryan.
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheCritic14 January 3, 2011

The most intellegent and visually stunning war films, but definetly not for kids

Personally, it was a great film for me. On the parental side, this is downright not appropriate for any kids under the age of 15 (hypocritically, yes) Language throughout, no actual war-violence but you see the effects (burnt bodies, amputated limbs), sex is everywhere (cheating wife sends porn tape, college 'study' sessions) If you still consider the film for your teenager, watch it then decide

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byKeeperkango July 23, 2016

Not a Regular war Movie

This is a great film. Solid acting, it had me laughing in several parts and I really did enjoy how the characters changed through out the film. This is a war movie but the kind you might expect by watching the trailer. It shows the war on boredom that the soldiers face with nothing to do in Iraq or Saudi Arabia. If you have a kid who is into what makes a movie good, like good story and acting and they can handle mature themes, then they will be okay watching this movie, If you or your kid just wants to watch a shoot em up movie, then keep looking.
Teen, 17 years old Written byPrincessCharmed797 February 2, 2013

Jarhead

A cool movie for those warfare movie lovers. I never saw this movie in theaters, but my friend insisted I watch it with him on DVD. I'm glad I did.

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking