Picture from The Great Raid
Overall B+

In January 1945, American soldiers and Filipino guerillas embarked on a mission to rescue 500 U.S. soldiers from a horrendous Japanese POW camp. Largely based on historical accounts, the film stars Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, and Joseph Finnes.

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: R for strong war violence and brief language.

Talk to your kids about…

The Great Raid

Why was it important for captors of POWs to keep any news of the progress of the war away from their prisoners? How can hope and attitude affect the strength of a people?

Do you think it’s important for upcoming generations to see and hear these stories? How might factual depictions of the atrocities of war help our society?