Thank You for Your Service

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Violence, language, intense themes in powerful PTSD drama.

R 2017 108 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

disappointing - 18+ content

The way they display and disrespect our service men and women is horrible. Embarrassing and disrespectful. Way too much crude, vulgar, sexual crap.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Portrays servicemen inaccurately

Very disappointing they portrayed significant issues as vular and crude as they could. Sad they chose to portray veterans and uneducated low class. 41 years between my spouse and I several topics are big issues among our peers but this movie was a very poor representation of my brothers.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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