The Finest Hours

2016 PG-13 1h 57m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Finest Hours

2016 PG-13 1h 57m Blu-ray / DVD
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Recounting one of the most heroic tales in the annals of the U.S. Coast Guard, this tense maritime thriller traces the daring rescue of the crew aboard two oil tankers; both vessels were torn in two by the furious waves of a gigantic Atlantic storm.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
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 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
  • Chris Pine
  • Casey Affleck
  • Ben Foster
  • Eric Bana
  • Holliday Grainger
  • John Ortiz
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to that The Finest Hours -- set in the 1950s and based on the U.S. Coast Guard's greatest small-boat rescue mission -- brings to life a sometimes-terrifying piece of history. Expect scenes of peril and frightening natural violence, with waves knocking characters (played by the likes of Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Casey Affleck, and more) around like toys, bodies slamming against the decks of ships, suspenseful boat vs. ocean moments, and allusions to other accidents that claimed lives. But beyond the tension and danger, the movie is on the mild side; language isn't stronger than "jackass" and "hell," drinking is limited to some social imbibing by adults, and a chaste kiss is as steamy as it gets. It also offers heroic characters overcoming the odds and a superficial, though notable, meditation on life and death.

Sexual Content

A kiss.

Violence

Frequent danger/peril. Boats break apart upon hitting rough waves. A man is killed trying to go from a large ship to a smaller rescue boat. An extended scene shows a ship attempting to cross a sandbar in the middle of an historic storm.

Language

Infrequent swearing includes "jackass," "screw," and "hell."

Social Behavior

Trust yourself and your instincts, and you'll know the correct course of action. Also, when duty calls, you must rise to the occasion.

Consumerism

Few product mentions. A Coors sign is visible.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking by adults.

  • 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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