Posted on January 28, 2007 at 11:00 amB+
|Lowest Recommended Age:||Middle School|
|MPAA Rating:||Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality.|
|Profanity:||Some strong language|
|Alcohol/ Drugs:||Drinking, smoking|
|Violence/ Scariness:||Wartime violence, many characters injured and killed|
|Diversity Issues:||A theme of the movie|
|Date Released to Theaters:||2007|
|Date Released to DVD:||2007|
Parents should know that this film contains disturbing wartime violence involving military and insurgent groups. Characters are injured and killed. There are some non-explicit sexual situations. Characters drink, smoke, and use some strong language. A strength of the movie is its portrayal of strong, loyal friendships between people of different races and cultures, even in the midst of war.
Families who see this movie should learn more about the war in Iraq. They may want to review the report of the Iraq study group and updates from the White House.
Families who appreciate this movie will also enjoy the documentaries Gunner Palace, Control Room, and The War Tapes and feature films Three Kings and Jarhead.