A Warrior's Heart

2011 PG 1h 35m DVD

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A Warrior's Heart

2011 PG 1h 35m DVD
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Unable to cope with his military father's sudden death in combat, quick-tempered teen, Conor, starts getting into serious trouble. During an intense lacrosse camp, his father's old friend challenges Conor to get his life on track and become a man.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A Warrior's Heart is a message-heavy, teen-becomes-a-man sports (lacrosse) film with a romantic subplot. Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the Twilight saga films' secondary actors, Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene are spotlighted here. The filmmakers make an earnest effort to show the Native American origins of lacrosse and acquaint viewers with the sport as a vehicle for inspiring healthy competition. There's some athlete-upon-athlete brawling, temper tantrums, and a brief shot of a jeep blowing up during wartime; there's also some mild swearing ("s--t," "damn," "hell"), and a Native American man is referred to as "a crazy Indian." Lutz's "abs" are featured in multiple scenes, and there are a few romantic kisses. Spoiler alert: The predictable plot is set in motion by the death of a parent.

Sexual Content

A few romantic kisses between a boy and a girl falling in love.

Violence

Some rough lacrosse action: hitting with sticks, tackling, hard hits to the body. Several short fights between furious teens (in a locker room, on sports fields). A jeep blows up, killing a Navy officer.

Language

Occasional mild swearing: "s--t," "hell," "damn," "kiss my butt," "pissed." A Native American is referred to as "a crazy Indian."

Social Behavior

For the most part, constant pat messages are delivered in dialogue and music cues rather than being well-integrated into the story and characterizations. Examples: "Your heart will lead you where you need to go"; "Finding yourself and knowing who you are lets others be a part of your world, too"; "Some people are made stronger by hardships"; and "A warrior gets the job done."

Consumerism

STX lacrosse equipment, Coca-Cola, Gatorade, and Red Bull are referred to in dialogue.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

People are seen drinking beer after a memorial service. A Native American drinks a few beers while mentoring an angry kid in an Outward Bound-type setting.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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