Parents' Guide to

The Oath

By Stephanie Myers, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Slow-paced action drama based in Mormon history; violence.

Movie PG-13 2023 104 minutes
The Oath Movie Poster: Big image of Nora Dale on the left and Darin Scott on the right, with trees behind them; smaller images of other characters below

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Now we know what happened to Moroni - possibly.:)

I liked this movie. It is a plausible story of what happens with Moroni. I always felt that Moroni was not that far away from the Lamanites and was hiding while finishing the record. The story is about keeping your "oath" covenants , promises etc. Being a man of integrity using Moroni as the catalyst to teach that. So the message is good. There were some parts where the dialogue was unclear to me and some shots were out of focus. I think it captures how depraved the civilization was.

Is It Any Good?

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For a historical action drama, this movie is extremely slow paced: Much of The Oath consists of Moroni sitting and thinking. Plus, key parts of the reason why the two nations are still warring isn't clearly explained. There are several holes in the plot, and timelines don't really make sense. (It takes months for the king's people to track Bathsheba down, but only days to report back to the king and fetch him.) There's a spirit/ghost character that appears every now and then for no reason, and it's never clearly explained who he is or why he shows up. Bottom line? It's likely that unless you're familiar with the Book of Mormon, a great deal of what's presented here will be lost on you.

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