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Still shot from the movie: End of the Spear.

End of the Spear

Based on a true account, The End of the Spear tells the story of five American missionaries who's decision to make contact with a ferocious Amazon tribe ends up impacting forever the Waodani Indians as well as their own families. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 19 Jan 2006
Video Release: 13 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is End of the Spear Rated PG-13?


The biggest issues in this move are a result of showing the violent nature of the Waodani Indians before they had contact with the missionaries. These portrayals include many murders of men women and children with spears and machetes, animals killing humans and humans killing animals (some blood is seen in all of these scenarios). Other milder content concerns are the administration of medications with a hypodermic needle, depictions of native costumes that barely cover private body parts, verbal mentions of infidelity and unwed pregnancy, as well as the gender of a child being confirmed by looking down his pants. This harsh culture serves as a stark contrast to the missionaries’ example and teachings of peace, forgiveness, and repentance.

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