Director- Alex Kendrick
Produced by- Stephen Kendrick
Rated- PG-13 for some violence and drug content
Wow! This movie is awesome! It is powerful! As police officer Adam Mitchel (Alex Kendrick) and his partners courageously protect the streets, it seems their greatest struggle is at home, being fathers. When a tragedy strikes, he must learn what it truly means to be, 'Courageous'.
This movie won't disappoint! Concerning the age group, the rating, (PG-13) pretty much says it all. It does not have as much humor as Sherwood's previous films, and it deals with more mature subjects, making it a more serious film. Several exciting scenes of police officers vs. gang members will likely be too much for younger viewers. One unmarried character has a daughter, but this is not portrayed as a good thing. Drugs are a theme throughout the film. There are several very emotionally intense scenes. There is no immodesty or inappropriate scenes that would be of concern to parents. As for the score, it is good. Unlike Fireproof and Facing the Giants, (See my other reviews) there is hardly any contemporary christian music, only part of one song in the movie, (there is a couple in the credits, but you don't need to listen to the music for the credits), so that shouldn't be a problem for anyone. A highly recommended film that will inspire, and very likely make you cry! Especially for fathers and sons to watch together.