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SEAL Team Six

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Controversial docudrama is both violent and political.

Movie NR 2013 90 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Good info about history

This movie teaches kids. But I think 10 is a good age because it teaches kids about good and bad and teaches about history. It also honors one of the most heroic moments ever.

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SEAL Team Six is both violent and dramatic. This controversial film features dramatizations of the various reconnaissance and military operations conducted by the CIA, the Navy SEALS, and other government agencies that teamed together to find, and then kill, Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. With the help of music, simulated surveillance video, archival news footage, and other dramatic elements, the series attempts to create tension while showing some of the methodical -- and sometimes mundane -- behind-the-scenes events that took place before the actual raid.

Thanks to some last-minute additions of archival footage of President Obama discussing the events, plus the timing of the film's national premiere (two days before the 2012 presidential election), the series feels like a promotional vehicle for the president rather than an objective look at the events that transpired. Nonetheless, the homage it pays to the team of people who worked hard and risked their lives to do something designed to protect the country is still very evident here.

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