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Overall C

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, and Alexander Siddig star as intertwining characters in this movie, which tries to untangle the political and economical motivations behind the complex world of the oil industry.

Violence D
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.

Talk to your kids about…


Older teens viewing this film are advised to do so with parents (or teachers) who can discuss the topics presented. Discuss whether or not the movie presents an overall bias for or against the oil companies, Arabs, and Americans. Ask viewers if watching the movie makes them feel like they have little or no control over this situation, then consider ways in which individuals could influence the energy industry—by altering our consumption habits for instance.