Unbroken parents guide


Battered, beaten, but still unbroken.

Overall B+

This bio-drama tells the story of Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O'Connell) who was an Olympic runner before he entered World War II where his ability to be a true champion is challenged in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.

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

Why is Unbroken rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Unbroken PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language.

Run Time: 138 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Unbroken rated PG-13? Unbroken is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language.

Violence: Planes drop bombs on a city. Airplanes engage in battles. Bloody injuries are shown along with the death of some characters. A young boy is attacked and beaten. A youth steals items and then outruns the police. A child is shown getting the strap from his father. A crew makes a dangerous crash landing. Later another plane crashes into the ocean killing most of the crew. Men catch and cut open a bird and a fish. Characters are attacked by sharks, shot at by an enemy plane and subjected to dehydration and starvation. Enemy soldiers capture men. The sounds of a beating are heard. Characters are imprisoned, beaten with clubs, forced to stand in the cold, hit over the head repeatedly and forced to take off their clothes. Some characters endure broken bones. Soldiers are lined up and forced to hit another man in the head. Dead bodies and skulls are seen. A man falls to his death. A man is forced to hold a beam over his head. Soldiers are subjected to public humiliation and threats. Other disturbing scenes of torture and violence are seen.

Sexual Content: A boy positions himself under the stairs so he can look up girls’ skirts. Some crude sexual comments and references are made. Male buttock nudity is seen in a non-sexual setting when men are forced to undress by their prison guards. Brief scenes of embracing and kissing are shown.

Language: The script contains scatological slang, cursing, terms of Deity, vulgarities and some ethno-cultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:A young teen drinks alcohol. Numerous adults drink and smoke.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Torture, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
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News About "Unbroken"

Cast and Crew

Unbroken is directed by Angelina Jolie and stars Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Unbroken movie is March 24, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Unbroken
Release Date: 24 March 2015
Unbroken releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- Inside Unbroken
- The Real Louis Zamperini
- Cast and Crew Concert Featuring Miyavi
- Prison Camp Theater: Cinderella
- Louis’ Path to Forgiveness

Related home video titles:

The Railway Man tells the true story of another prisoner of war held by the Japanese in WWII. Other movies depicting the Japanese involvement with the war include Bridge on the River Kwai, Emperor and Tora! Tora! Tora!

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