Lacks interest and not recommended under 8, PG to 12 (Violence, coarse language)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to lack of interest, violence and coarse language|
|Children 8-12||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and coarse language|
|Children 13 and over||OK for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Invictus|
|Consumer advice lines:||Infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film Invictus, (Latin for ‘unconquered’) is based upon real events in post-apartheid South Africa. Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), South Africa’s first democratically elected president, is facing post-apartheid crises between black and white South Africans.
Mandela decides that one way of bringing South Africans together is by embracing the country’s national rugby team the Springboks, a team worshipped by white South Africans and despised by black South Africans as a symbol of apartheid. Through rugby’s World Cup Mandela hopes to win the allegiance of white South Africans, and provide hope and inspiration to black South Africans while showcasing the new South Africa to the world. Unfortunately the Springboks have been performing badly and are in no shape to win past the first round of the World Cup.
To further his cause, Precedent Mandela enlists the help of the Springbok’s captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon).
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Sport; apartheid; racism
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
Violence in this film includes news images of rioting and on-field sports violence. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Some children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the scenes described above
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
None of concern
There is some partial nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The film contains coarse language and name calling. Examples include:
Invictus is a historical drama suited to an audience 13 years and older. It is thought-provoking and entertaining, but lacks interest for younger viewers. The film’s two lead actors, Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon provide strong believable performances.
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Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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