AppleTV+ Emancipation is a powerful subject, yet it doesn’t bring anything fresh or new to the era of slavery in America. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
AppleTV+’s Emancipation launched on the streaming service today, December 9th. The film stars Will Smith as an enslaved man named Peter who was the subject of the iconic Civil War-era photograph called “The Scourged Back.” The film is a fact-based historical drama that follows one man’s escape from slavery during the Civil War. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Emancipation Parents Guide
In AppleTV+ Emancipation: Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance.
Emancipation Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch AppleTV+ Emancipation.
Language: Emancipation contains some strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: sh*t, d*mmit, hell, and constant uses of the n-word.
Mature Content: The biggest lookout in the film revolves around the violence it contains. Characters are shown in chains, being beaten, whipped, and beheaded; being mauled by an alligator; wielding guns; being branded and burned on the face; and more. There are multiple scenes in which characters are shot at and killed, dead bodies are shown, and scenes of war on the battlefield are shown.
Full review of AppleTV+ Emancipation to come shortly.