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Overall B+

A Civil Action is an exceptionally intelligent film that covers the true story of a group of parents who believe that the recent deaths of eight children from their community are linked to possible water contamination.

Violence A
Sexual Content A
Profanity D
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language and a scene of sensuality

Talk to your kids about…

A Civil Action

This film subtly says much about the things we prioritize in our lives. What was Jan’s initial priority and what have his priorities become by the end of the film? What do the parents value the most? And what was most important to defense lawyer Jerome Facher (Robert Duvall)?