The Outpost

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Impressive, harrowing depiction of battle in true war story.

R 2020 123 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 16+

A Great, Though Shockingly Profane Movie

I saw The Outpost with my Grandpa on VOD. While it is a great, realistic movie, I felt that the profanity was kind of ridiculous. The f-word is used somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 times, the s-word is used around 50, and there were some pretty heavy sexual references, including 2 or 3 that were honestly pretty bad. The violence is surprisingly not too bloody for a war movie, excluding a scene where a soldier has the "brains" of his comrade blown into his face (though this admittedly does not look anywhere near as bad at it sounds). I do feel that the profanity was included to depict the way young soldiers talk, because this is exactly what a day at high school sounds like language-wise. Because of the unflinching nature of this foul language (and trust me, it really is that foul), I can actually recommend this movie to kids 16 and up who are planning on serving. With the obvious exception of the ridiculously profane and constant dialogue, this is a fantastic movie that shows the nature of modern warfare.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Bloody movie is very good!

R: intense/brutal sequences of war violence, shooting, suggestive image, strong language throughout and some sex dialogue

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