Kid reviews for We Were Soldiers

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age 17+

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Parents say

age 16+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 25 reviews

age 15+

Very good unless you have a weak stomach

It was an amazing movie, but was very graphic and violent. I personally really enjoyed the movie and how it showed the horrors of war. Not good if you are young or have a fear of gore and blood.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 16+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 17+

Surpasses Every Other War Movie in Realism & Violence.

Though a great war movie, definitely is not for kids. Truly shows the loss and tragedy of war, including some extremely disturbing scenes. The role models in the movie are great, and genuinely teach the brotherhood of the soldiers who were just ordinary men. Very gritty and close-up violence. Makes movies like Saving Private Ryan look like Child's play. A few of the worst scenes I remember include: -Someone throwing some sort of grenade, which impacts a nearby soldier with shrapnel in the face, and another man cuts it out with a knife. -Practically non-stop shots of wounded men with realistic, gory wounds. -A photographer views a nearby man be burnt & exploded. When flipping the wounded soldier over he finds half of his face(including his eye) to be in ash with lots of skin falling off. Then when attempting to drag him by the legs the man's skin peels completely off, leaving just long bloody tissue in its place. As I said before it's not for kids or the faint hearted, though if you can handle it I would highly recommend it. 8/10 Movie from me.

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Great role models
Too much violence
age 16+

Generic-feeling at first, good war movie has some violence, though mostly non graphic

I really enjoyed We Were Soldiers. It was a violent movie, and yes there was some gore in moderation (this is Vietnam, afterall) , but not with the graphic 'war porn' characteristic of films such as Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, etc. The language was also surprisingly tame FOR A WAR FILM! There was still strong language, there were still a few instances of the f-bomb and the s word. But not as much as seen in other films. There is a romantic scene between a husband and wife, but not terribly graphic. I didn't exactly appreciate it, it felt like it didn't completely belong, but it was meant to show that they loved each other very much, making the separation when he goes off more painful. The main reason I gave this three out of five was because, well, it was kind of generic and cheesy. The reason I enjoyed it was really the second half of the film, which was excellent and drove the point that this was real home. But the first part? Each line felt forceblly "heroic", it was just not the best introduction. It felt choked out. But once Joe Galloway arrives on the scene, the movie starts to hit people hard. A less mature teen should not be watching it, because they probably won't understand how valuable, really, the lives that were lost. I appreciated how valuable human life is in this movie, how respected soldiers really are. You don't get that from a lot of other war films, and this was insanely powerful because of it. But as I said, you don't really get that from the first half of the film. You need to watch the whole movie to fully understand it, but watching the full movie is worth it. Overall, I'd recommend this to parents and more mature teens. It has great messages and very positive role models, but you need to stick with it to understand all of them. And, like all war films, there is violence and some gore, so be cautious if you aren't okay with it. (I am putting what there is in the movie below, not to say that there is 'too much' of any of it)

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Compelling but violent war movie is moderate for its genre

Language: I can recall at least 3 uses of "f*ck" and other strong profanities like "dick" and "bitch". Other mild words are used as well. Sex: A married couple playfully wrestle in bed fully clothed. Violence: Gunshots and explosions obviously. Characters usually die in a spray of blood or missing a chunk of flesh. One character burns his legs severely and his skin sags off when someone moves him. Drugs: Smoking. This movie is indeed "one of the most violent movies ever released", but its definitely not the goriest. Ive seen quite a few and this one was a breeze. I'd recommend this movie for ages 13+.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 12+

Amazing

this movie is great. tons of violence. some language. good for mature teens.

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Great messages
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Too much violence
age 18+

Vietnam war movie

The movie is hell bent on recreating Vietnam as Hal Moore remembered it so there is grizzly graphic scenes.The movie is way worse than saving private Ryan.The worst comes with the napalm canisters

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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 16+

A good movie about the Vietnam war

This movie is great for telling the story of what American soldiers endure, to fight for the freedom of peoples. The movie can be hard to watch at times but it brings an important story and messages. There is plenty war violence, shooting and explosions. There is not as much language as in some war movies, but there still is some.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 13+

Best war movie about Vietnam

This is one of the best movies about the Vietnam War ever released. I almost cried because of how tragic and accurately depicted this movie is. Mel Gibson does an amazing job. The movie is violent, and bloody, but it is a true classic.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 14+

Can't say much but...

So I left after watching about 15 minutes because it was too violent but my 9 year old brother watched it so...

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Too much violence