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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). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 134
Theater Release: 11 Dec 2009
Video Release: 18 May 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Invictus is rated PG-13: for brief strong language.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood
Studio: 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for Invictus.

Detailed Review

Rugby has been called a gentleman’s sport but there is nothing civil about this grueling game. Competitors, playing without protective gear, expect pain and are amply rewarded with it. Locked… 
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Why Is Invictus Rated PG-13?

This film contains depictions of racially motivated conflicts and riots (with portrayals of injured characters… 
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What tensions are evident in the inner ranks of Mandela’s staff? Why is it important… 
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