The Red Sea Diving Resort

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Great true story becomes uninspired film; violence, language

NR 2019 129 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

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Red Sea Diving Resort

This movie serves up a nice, hearty dish of compassion with a side of sacrifice. Despite pretty much all critics complaining of this film having a "white savior" complex, it's actually a good story and, while at times it seems they wrote some of the scenes and plot-points based on Chris Evans's heroic-ness, you still get the feel that the people involved are in this for the right reasons, which is to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of a very hostile homeland to safety in Israel. And to address the Chris Evans side-effect, we as viewers just have to disassociate this from a Marvel movie. I know, it's really hard to do that when a person plays a loved character. It's hard for me to watch anything with Steve Carrell without thinking of Michael Scott, but if you can view this as a stand-alone film without thinking of Captain America, you will enjoy it! I rated this at 14 Years+ because of the language and violence. Many F-Bombs, and some that they could have done without, but one thing I like to think about when viewing movies with heavy language is "in real life, in this scenario, would that person, or a person, have said the F word"? This can be relative, but being in the workplace and the real world, I can say in most cases, the answer is yes, they likely would have. Also several uses of most of the other curse words. There is a scene with Chris Evans completely nude getting out of bed, but you only see his rear. Another scene where Chris Evans is recruiting someone on a tropical location and you see topless girls from the side. In that same scene, a male character walks outside from a room and you see his rear several times, but convenient camera angles obscure seeing anything else. One of the Captains of the Sudanese Army discusses details of sexual nature (basically being particularly rough with certain women) about a woman present, in an attempt to antagonize the good guys. The violence is mild in most cases. There is a scene where multiple Ethiopians are executed in an attempt to get information, and this is about as graphic the violence gets, other than some gunfire and the overall nature of "we need to get out of here or we are dead" gist of the film.

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