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Still shot from the movie: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the real life and career of Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who, despite his humble beginnings, uses his Gifted Hands to bless the lives of children suffering from brain disorders. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 07 Feb 2009
Video Release: 08 Sep 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Why Is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Rated Not Rated?


As Gifted Hands unfolds the story of Ben Carson, surgical procedures are shown that include the depiction of blood and organs. Life threatening medical conditions are portrayed and discussed, along with death and a miscarriage/stillbirth. A mother suffers from depression. Abandonment and adultery are mentioned. African Americans experience racial prejudice. A domestic argument involves angry words, pushing and shoving. During an altercation at school a knife is pulled and a stabbing is attempted. A few mild profanities are used in the script. Characters emphasize the importance of attending church, praying and asking God for help.

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