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Common Sense Media says

IRA drama is thoughtful, smart -- and bloody.

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Parent of a 6, 10, and 14 year old Written bymoderatelymodernmom March 13, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Gutwrenching story

I watched this movie with my husband and son - 12. We were all deeply moved and a year later my son is still talking about it. He loves history and because our family comes from Ireland he was very interested. This movie is graphic and intense, but it isn't violence for entertainment, it is part of the story and necessary - that makes all the difference in my opinion.
Kid, 11 years old February 6, 2010
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14
QUALITY
 

Very good movie.

Im 11 i watched it last night some 1 told me it was rated pg boy was i wrong thats the most ive heard f words in my life but still great movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byluckymac219 March 9, 2011
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byCiaraC March 18, 2011
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13
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Great role models