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A Man for All Seasons Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Superb movie of More's stand against Henry VIII.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an outstanding study of a man faced with a harrowingly difficult moral choice. The king wishes to divorce his wife, which at the time was not allowed. A man stands his ground but is executed (not graphic) for his steadfast beliefs. There's some drinking.

  • Families can talk about what the title means. The same director made "High Noon" -- do you see any similarities? How would you decide what to do, if you were More? What other characters in history can you think of who sustained such a commitment to a moral principle?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Standing up for what you believe in.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Non-explicit execution scene

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drinking

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