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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Disturbing, fact-based story of rape and murder.

Movie R 2007 91 minutes
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Redacted is hampered by awkward acting and obvious point-making. Still, the final sequence -- photos of actual bodies, titled "Collateral Damage" -- is stunning, whether you see the studio's "redacted" (faces-blurred) version or the director's edit, with faces clear. In the end, death is its own truth.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 16, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: February 19, 2008
  • Cast: Izzy Diaz , Patrick Carroll , Rob Devaney
  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Inclusion Information: Latino actors
  • Studio: Magnolia Pictures
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 91 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language, and some sexual references.
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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