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We, the Marines

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Docu celebrates Marines and their values; some violence.

Movie PG 2017 37 minutes
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This is a beautifully-made film that justifiably emphasizes the nobility and inherent goodness of service to country. However, it doesn't dwell much on the potential negative physical and psychological consequences such service can entail. Given how young many Marine recruits are -- some just out of high school -- We, the Marines would seem far more well-balanced if it spent a little more time on the horrors of war and the harsh realities of committing to this type of service. Still, older kids in military families will find a lot to celebrate, as will kids considering a military career.

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