2014 R 2h 14m Blu-ray / DVD

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2014 R 2h 14m Blu-ray / DVD
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Preparing for the 1988 Olympics, two sibling wrestlers cross paths with a paranoid schizophrenic millionaire in this drama based on a true story. The competitive Schultz brothers soon learn their new acquaintance is a dangerous distraction.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, French: DTS-HD Master Audio
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Foxcatcher is a compelling but disturbing psychological crime drama based on real-life events. There's some brief non-sexual nudity during a wrestling weigh-in, and characters are shown abusing drugs (mostly cocaine, but characters also drink and smoke weed). Guns are brandished and fired, and some wrestling matches get very intense. But most disturbing is what's obviously a dysfunctional relationship between two characters; their mind games played are hard to watch, and younger viewers may find their dynamic uncomfortable and upsetting.

Sexual Content

Nonsexual nudity during a wrestling weigh-in scene.


Wrestling is at the heart of the story, and it's all about vanquishing your opponent physically. A few bouts get quite physical, teetering on the brink of an actual fight. A menacing atmosphere prevails at Foxcatcher. A man brandishes a gun during practice, foreshadowing a tragedy. A gun is fired at a practice range. A man hits himself out of anger; it's disturbing to watch.


Very little salty language.

Social Behavior

Even the toughest and cruelest adversity brings life lessons. You should always let someone know how much you love them, because it's important that they know where they stand. And money can't buy you happiness or loyalty.


The Olympic wrestling team and the DuPont family brand feature prominently. A character eats a Nestle Crunch bar.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A man has a very obvious problem with cocaine. He's shown snorting it and teaching someone else to do so. Plenty of drinking (beer, shots). Another character is shown smoking weed via a bong.

  • 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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