It was rated PG but not sure I would let my kids watch it...the way the world is portrayed is very dismal and depressing...although it may be accurate I just felt my kids would not need to watch it. It was a good movie with so so acting. In the middle of the movie the DVD stopped working...we had to skip part of the movie to finish watching it.
Produced by an Ivy League 'grad.', the film is very educational, kept my interest, and gives a strong moral lesson by evoking strong emotions, but is not overtly Christian. It does underline the importance of forgiveness and love over hate and greed....A deep thinker's story, filled with tough questions about the World's biggest problems and the reasons they are cycles unbroken....There is a brief presentation of Biblical apologetics ('reasons why') the God of the Bible must exist and we are redirected from the symptoms (ie.: 'the World's problems'), to ourselves, 'mankind'. But avoided is the actual root (like alot of preaching today), the word 'sin', an inborn spiritual disease and It's ultimate outcome, eternal separation from our truly loving Creator, the Trinity, in a place of torment, Hell....Asked is the question,'why are we here and why are'nt we always moral creatures?', but the viewer is left to find the Answer ( who is, of course, at least according to the Bible, Christ Jesus, forgiveness and transformation through His Cross). ...PG for implied, but not used mild cussing (3X), (there is a cuss word in the special features/interview section); mild violence and blood (not gratuitous, though); adult themes; and film footage of World tragedies. ...Fair production (good for an independent project). Some truly great acting (Tom Sizemore as the lunatic and a few others), some others just believable. ...Also added were a few tough riddles reminiscent of the insane Riddler from Batman. It's worth the discount price if you're attracted to any of the above. : )
The movie was good, but the script had a few weak points. I do believe that it made some very good points and will make the viewer think about why things continue to be the way they are in this world. I liked the movie and will be watching it again.