Parents' guide

October 27, 2006

Catch a Fire

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Young African working-class man is radicalized by his encounter with the repressive state police during apartheid.

The kid attractor factor -- Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, a striking setting.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Those who use terror to fight terror will reap a whirlwind.

Violence -- Beatings, torture, see the rating.

Language -- Some profanity.

Sex -- None, discussed, though.

Drugs -- None.

Parents' advisory -- A South African history lesson, this is suitable for teenagers old enough to get what it's about.

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