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War of the Worlds (2005)

In this Steven Spielberg adaptation of this classic H.G. Wells' novel, Tom Cruise takes on the role of a divorced dad trying to protect his children (played by Justin Chatwin and Dakota Fanning) from the unthinkable --an attack of aliens beings from another world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 26 Jun 2005
Video Release: 21 Nov 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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War of the Worlds (2005) is rated PG-13: for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Justin Chatwin, Dakota Fanning.
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

Steven Spielberg is once again drawn to aliens. Not the shy, candy-munching extraterrestrial kind, but shiploads of aggressive space invaders intent on exterminating the human race.

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