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Last Ounce of Courage Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 1.0
    11

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    The patriot-packaged Last Ounce of Courage has been made with the conviction of true zealots, but also the competence of amateurs.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Amateurish drama opposes the "War on Christmas."

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Last Ounce of Courage is a drama about what's been referred to as the "War on Christmas." It suggests that Christians are no longer able to celebrate Christmas in a religious way because political forces are bullying them. The movie encourages people to fight back. Content is mild: There are some brief flashbacks to war footage, a little flirting and kissing, and some background smoking (plus an unsympathetic character who smokes a cigar). Viewers already in tune with the movie's message are likely to appreciate its sentiments, but those who aren't may find it angry and heavy-handed.

  • Families can talk about what different audiences might get out of Last Ounce of Courage. If you're religious, do movies like this one help reaffirm your beliefs or introduce new ones? If you're not religious, what can you learn from them?
  • What are the various ways that different groups celebrate the holiday season? What are your own family's holiday traditions?

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: The movie encourages viewers to fight for their convictions, even at a cost, but it imparts this message in a way that often feels angry. Other messages, especially those regarding religion, will be interpreted differently by different groups of viewers.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: The main character stands up for his beliefs, even in the face of scorn, the loss of his job, and perhaps even jail time. His ideals include freedom of religion and freedom of expression, though sometimes he comes across as very angry.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Brief flashbacks to wartime situations. Some mild arguing.

  • sex false1

    Sex: A woman goes on a date with a man. They're attracted to each other, and there's some mild flirting and kissing.

  • language false0

    Language: Not applicable

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false1

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some background smoking. The character treated as the movie's bad guy smokes a cigar.

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