Under the Gun

Movie review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Emotional gun control docu addresses complex issue.

R 2016 110 minutes

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Great Insight into 'Common Sense' Gun Legistlation

This film gave me an insight into the sort of 'gun loving' culture that exists amongst a large portion of American people, and how the issue of gun deaths and mass shootings can be reduced, but is legistlation is constantly rejected. It also gives me a great appreciation for living in a country with strict gun control (Australia) where the population doesn't fear mass shootings. The use of interviews with the families and friends of victims, and victims themselves, in this documentary shows the viewer the people that this has affected, and that further atrocities can be prevented.

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Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 13, 2016
  • On DVD or streaming: May 31, 2016
  • Cast: Katie Couric
  • Director: Stephanie Soechtig
  • Studio: Epix
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 110 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong language including a crude reference
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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