Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Intense WWII biopic is inspiring but doesn't go deep enough.

PG-13 2014 137 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 16+

Certainly not a feel good movie, but worth the watch.

This is a fairly graphic movie and there are plenty of scenes showing torturous abuse, including beatings, verbal harangues, and psychological attacks; some of it is quite difficult to watch - But it was also a good movie to watch regarding world history. It had my two teenage boys very engaged 17 and 19. A movie about being strong and courageous in the midst of pain and sorrow. Certainly not a feel good movie, but worth the watch. There was no sex - always a plus when watching a movie with my sons.

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age 13+

Very Good

The book is as good as the movie. The movie is awesome and has good role models and a awesome message. There are some scenes of action and not a lot of swearing. The movie also has a message of hope in the end because Louie sets up a camp for boys and helps boys like him find a passion and Louie forgives "The Bird" and the other soldiers that beat him when he was a POW.

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