The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

IRA drama is thoughtful, smart -- and bloody.

NR 2007 127 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
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age 13+

A very violent film, but in a historical context

The movie opens with the off-camera murder of a young man by British soldiers, and the violence continues from there. This isn't, however, violence for the sake of being violent. It's an integral part of the storyline and portrays a very real part of life during the Irish War of Independence. Because of its historical context, it's really up to the parent to decide if this movie is suitable for their child. I would, however, reserve it for older kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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