Shock and Awe

The Truth Matters.


Shock and Awe
A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President’s claim that Saddam Hussein has so-called “weapons of mass destruction.” So they set out to investigate...

90 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich, Richard Schiff
Director
Rob Reiner
ScreenplayJoey Hartstone
MusicJeff Beal
CinematographyBarry Markowitz
EditingBob Joyce
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byAcacia Filmed Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent, not demeaning, moderate impact.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, mild to moderate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
0
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconShock and Awe has a worthwhile story to tell (if you’re interested in the Bush-era) and it doesn’t play around with the facts, using real news footage to shape the story, but perhaps a little tweaking would have helped to just make the film less of a history lesson and more an engaging look at ethics and truth for a modern audience, especially in the era of fake news.
10
Metacritic.com
17 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
43 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconShock and Awe has a worthy story to tell and some fine actors trying to bring it to life; unfortunately, the end results are still as derivative as they are dramatically inert.
6
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconFact-based drama about tenacious reporters; strong language.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
9 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
316 users
8
IMDB
2149 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 47%

9

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