The Sentinel

2006 PG-13 1h 48m DVD

The Sentinel

2006 PG-13 1h 48m DVD
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When a government agent is murdered in the nation's capital, all evidence points to Secret Service agent Pete Garrison as the prime suspect. Convinced the setup is part of a plan to infiltrate the White House, Garrison works to prove his innocence.
Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria, David Rasche, Raoul Bhaneja, Simon Reynolds, Martin Donovan
Clark Johnson
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie includes several high-octane action sequences, with multiple murders by shooting, knifing, and explosion. The violence can be aggressive and several bodies appear bloodied (including a man with his throat cut). Two characters engage in an adulterous affair, revealed when a third party takes high-tech surveillance photos. Some mild sexual references and language.

Sexual Content

A woman's bottom appears in close-up as she walks; a brief, passionate sex scene, with woman's blouse unbuttoned and kissing/embracing; discussion of illicit affair between First Lady and her Secret Service protector.


Shootings (body appears from overhead, blood on sidewalk beneath; another appears with blood on chest), chasing/running, knifing, explosions (Marine One, Presidential helicopter, shot down by missile); major, extended shootout at end, with President trapped in hotel stairwell and multiple bodies dropped.


Minor language ("hell"), obscene finger gesture.

Social Behavior

The villains outnumber the heroes, but heroes are mostly stalwart (save for the adulterers).


Starbucks, brand-stores in mall (Subway, Seattle's Best, Radio Shack).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Ashtray filled with cigarette butts; question when an informant demands a million dollars: "What are you smoking?!" First Lady drinks whiskey.

  • 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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