The Armor of Light

2015 PG-13 1h 27m DVD

The Armor of Light

2015 PG-13 1h 27m DVD
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Taking a hard look at the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America, this thoughtful documentary follows Rev. Rob Schenck, a conservative minister crusading to coax his followers to consider America's gun culture through a moral lens.
Abigail Disney
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Armor of Light is an intense documentary about an evangelical minister who changes his position on gun control after meeting a mother whose son was murdered. Directed by film producer/activist Abigail Disney (grandniece of Walt Disney), the documentary is pro gun reform but looks at the issue from a politically conservative perspective, so there are thought-provoking messages for viewers on different ends of the political spectrum. The film includes potentially upsetting news footage of gun violence, murders, and protests, as well as one early (and brief) exchange in which someone curses at the reverend. Parents and teens will have plenty to discuss afterward about faith, politics, and values.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Many discussions of gun violence, as well as news footage of murders and trials. Early footage of abortion protests shows a model of an aborted fetus.


Brief strong language during video footage includes "f--k" a couple of times.

Social Behavior

Messages about what it means to truly value life. Shows how it's not impossible to change your mind about what you believe about something. Also shows how much courage you need to take an unpopular stand. Lucy's story proves how people can find meaning in tragedy.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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