Fresh Army recruit Amy Cole is assigned to Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray, where she forms a surprising bond with one of the prisoners in her charge. For Cole, who is routinely harassed by the detainees, the man's friendship is a welcome change.
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- Peter Sattler
- This movie is
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although Camp X-Ray -- a drama set at Guantanamo Bay -- stars Kristen Stewart, it's too mature/intense for Twilight fans. There are potentially disturbing terrorism and prison images, and one scene of fighting with a bloody wound. Detainees throw a cup of feces on the lead character's uniform and threaten suicide with a small knife. Pictures from a Penthouse magazine are briefly shown, and male and female characters are shown kissing. There's also some sexual innuendo. Language is fairly strong, with uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole." Guards drink beer during their day off, and the main character is seen drinking a glass of liquor after a hard day.
- Sexual Content
- A female guard finds a Penthouse magazine in a man's bathroom. Some of the pictures are briefly shown. A man and a woman kiss, but the woman pulls away and leaves. The man is seen patting another woman on her behind. The main character undresses in her room, with her back to the camera (nothing sensitive shown). A male detainee is forced to shower in front of a female guard (nothing sensitive shown). Some general flirting and innuendo.
- A female guard is punched in the face by a violent detainee; he then spits in her face, and she kicks him. She's shown with a bloody nose and lip. A prisoner throws a cup of feces on the female guard's uniform. Terrorist attacks are shown on TV news. Detainees are shown in upsetting conditions, in cages and in small cells, and deprived of sleep. During a hunger strike, guards force-feed a detainee with a tube up his nose. A detainee threatens to kill himself by holding a small blade to his throat. There's a spoken story about a guard who attempted suicide.
- "F--k" and "s--t" are used fairly frequently. "A--hole" is also used several times. "Bitch" is used once.
- Social Behavior
- The movie's main theme is tolerance; the main character learns to appreciate the human qualities of a detainee who has previously been viewed as a terrorist and a bad guy. She learns to empathize with him and to defend him and even considers him a friend.
- A guard and a detainee have several discussions about Harry Potter. Coke is mentioned.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- During a day off, the guards are shown drinking several beers on a boat and then at a house party. Two women attempt to open cans of beer by bashing them against their forehead. The main character is seen drinking a glass of whisky in a bar.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it