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  •  Teacherken can you tell me (1+ / 0-)
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    about the violence level in the movie?

    I read a review that said to take the young people in your family to this movie when you go and I have a granddaughter who is interested in history but she has been pretty protected from media that is violent. I am wondering how intense the violent images might be regarding the war and slavery?

    •  It's rated PG-13 (1+ / 0-)
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      I found this in the user reviews on IMDB - there is no parent's guide up for it yet, but I think once it's in general release that will be updated, if it's necessary.  

      "If you're expecting to see large-scale, graphic depictions of Civil War battles, you may be disappointed. The film is loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln." It covers Lincoln's final months as he juggles the seemingly impossible task of passing the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery and trying to end the Civil War."
      I didn't read the spoilers, so I don't know if the move goes all the way to Ford's Theatre and the assassination - Teacherken will be able to tell us if that is graphically portrayed or not.  

      More IMDB user reviews at the link:

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:22:16 AM PST

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    •  there is not that much visible violence (4+ / 0-)

      there certainly is some in the opening scene

      and there are several other scenes with disturbing images -  Robert Lincoln at a military hospital, Lincoln going through the aftermath of Petersburg

      there is also some language that is appropriately coarse

      I would think that anyone from 12-13 up can handle what is in this film, but I am not sure anyone 9 or younger should see it.  In  between it depends upon the maturity of the child and the willingness of the parents to talk candidly after viewing it.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:31:24 AM PST

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    •  It's the history.. (0+ / 0-)

      ...of our country! There was violence. Why hide the truth? It's not Halo 5 it's Abraham Lincoln. Sorry rant over...

      "Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue."

      by bradreiman on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:47:38 AM PST

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