Parents' Guide to

Pacific Warriors

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Docu about Pacific Islander rugby team has mild profanity.

Movie NR 2015 93 minutes
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Admirable true-life characters, a unique culture, and fierce competition keep this film lively and engaging. David-vs.-Goliath stories are always fun; it's in our DNA to root for the underdog, and this movie provides plenty of opportunity for that -- not to mention the fun of discovering the enthusiasm, competitiveness, and fun in a sport relegated to minor status in America until recently (professional rugby came to the U.S. only in 2015). In spite of an untidy first-half structure that darts from interview to historical newsreels to match footage without a cohesive through line, the spirited players and their culture come vividly to life. The second half, which focuses on specific, linear years of Rugby World Competition, boosts the ragtag team of men with few resources and no pay to world-class status. Best of all, the movie is a living testament to the old saying, "It isn't whether you win or lose but how you play the game."

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