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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of guns, killing. War depicted in a harsh and realistic way.
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A few instances of profanity.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that unless their kids are fixated on Brad Pitt, the subject matter may not hold the interest of young teens. Based on one man's spiritual journey, it tells the true story of a mountaineer's experience in Tibet as it is occupied by Chinese Communists in the 1950s. The beginning of the movie shows some scenes of World War II combat, and there are images of Nazi propaganda. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET is truly an epic film. At once historically accurate and emotionally honest, the movie's taut construction keeps the story moving to the point that the 140-minute is largely accessible. It offers a plethora of positive lessons, particularly the peaceful, humane teachings of the Dalai Lama that inspire Heinrich's acceptance of paternal responsibility. Despite Brad Pitt's inconsistent German accent, his portrayal of Heinrich remains as compelling as the film's breathtaking Himalayan vistas.
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