Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
Why it’s rated R: Extremely graphic and disturbing human and animal violence with many explicit and disturbing images of dead bodies and wounds, murder of family members, sexual assault, brief nudity, some strong language, racism.
Minimum age: Mature teens.
Family discussion: How many different views about law and morality do you see among the characters? What should the group have done with a severely injured member?
If you like this, try: “Touching the Void,” a documentary about an extraordinary story of survival in the wilderness.
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