Luther

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Sober historical drama tells valuable tale with some death.

PG-13 2004 124 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Good Movie!

A great movie, showing how in the early 16th century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Roman Catholic church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. The movie although represents a lot of violence (including people getting hanged, burned or decapitated) it is still a very touching movie.

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age 12+

Entertaining and informative

This is a great movie and can be used to teach your kids about the Protestant reformation. There might be two curse words, some mild violence, and there is one scene where Luther is fully clothed in bed kissing his fully clothed wife, obviously it doesn't go beyond that. If your kids can handle those themes, I would recommend this informative movie

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