Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: R Length: 101 minutes
Age Appropriate for: 13+. There are intense firefights, squishy sniper shots, savage beatings, and implied torture. But our boys are on their best behavior; profanity is scarce, and violent or sexual smacktalk are nonexistent.
In “Act of Valor”, our nation’s most elite and secretive fighting force gets its closeup, in unprecedented detail and on its own terms.
By Jared Peterson
In the wake of military and public relations wins like the rescue of kidnapped American citizens and the forcible retirement of Osama bin Laden, the SEALs, the Navy’s crackerjack go-to guys, have taken a spot on the national stage. Now, with the overwhelming support and beaming pride of the military, “Act of Valor” sets aside Hollywood star power and lets real-life, active-duty SEALs take the spotlight on their own behalf.