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Invictus

Released

Dec 11, 2009

Latest Home Video

May 18, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Morgan Freeman
Matt Damon
Clint Eastwood

Studio

2009 Warner Brothers Pictures

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Synopsis

Sports are a language that knows no race or color. Hoping the peoples' passion for rugby will pull his divided nation together, South Africa's new president, Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) enlists the help of team leader Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) while their country hosts the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (This movie is based on a true story).

Content Details

Why Is Invictus Rated PG-13?

Invictus is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

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This film contains depictions of racially motivated conflicts and riots (with portrayals of injured characters and a corpse) along with derogatory comments about other racial groups. Intense scenes of rough sports play are shown infrequently and include some blood. Characters drink in a bar, at home and at social events on numerous occasions. One character turns down the sexual advances of his fiancée. Another man comments briefly on the advantages of polygamy. A strong sexual expletive is used along with infrequent profanities and scatological slang.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Coarse Language.
AB PG Coarse Language.
MB PG
ON PG Language May Offend.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Invictus...

Invictus releases to DVD and Blu-ray on May 18, 2010.

Invictus releases on DVD with the following bonus extras:

- Matt Damon Plays Rugby

- Invictus music trailer

Invictus also releases in a 2-Disc set offering the movie on DVD and Blu-ray. This package includes the bonus estras listed above, plus:

- Vision, Courage and Honor: Clint Eastwood and the Power of a True Story

-Mandela Meets Morgan

- The Eastwood Factor

- Bonus Digital Copy of Invictus

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MSCOHEN says: Dec. 15, 2009

This Movie is a history lesson perfectly presented for the uninitiated.

Life today in South Africa is unstable which is the missing component in the film. Johannesburg is extremely dangerous and run down While Cape-town is relatively safe and beautiful.

For those who are not familiar with the area may be lulled into a false sense of security.

There is a wonderful message here about the ability of people to get along at the end of the day - however in the shade there is still anger.

This is a fabulous starter film on the subject for the young and for that reason I would give it 5 stars

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