Parents' Guide to

War Room

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Faith-based drama deals with marital discord, infidelity.

Movie PG 2015 120 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+


This film speaks an excellent message about never giving up on others. Just because someone is flawed doesn't mean that you should sit back and let it happen, and just move on. I honestly do not care about how this film presents traditional gender roles. Who cares? The message can translate to non hetero normative gender roles in families.

This title has:

Great messages
age 18+

very good movies!!!

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (18):

While this drama's script isn't fresh or surprising, and some advice veers toward gender stereotypes, deeply felt acting somewhat elevates WAR ROOM. Nearly all the actors are able to tap into an appealing authenticity that translates to the screen. And though it would have been easy to vilify those who wrong others, there's empathy for all the characters, even the disaffected ones. (Though that also lets them off the hook too quickly.)

It's too bad the film leans toward oversimplification (and that it somewhat suggests that a wife has to share the blame for how her husband treats her); it deserved a more nuanced script that didn't hit audiences over the head with its messages. Thank goodness for its sense of humor and some joyful moments (including an infectiously fun Double Dutch segment) -- they make the flaws nearly forgivable.

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