Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for Rent on DVD and Blu-ray, Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a lavish and gripping movie, beautifully filmed, that commands your attention despite a length of nearly four hours, and a complex lead character. Although tame by modern standards, the battle scenes are still powerful, and could frighten some kids. Because of its complexity and length, this isn’t a movie for young children. Mature teens will appreciate this gorgeous production.
Several of the battle scenes are intended to horrify viewers with the brutality of war. Lawrence is raped by Turkish captors in a scene that will appear to those unfamiliar with his life that he’s merely being beaten.
Despite some vagueness about the historical background of the events depicted, the movie does inspire some understanding of and respect for Arab cultures.
Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
Not an issue
Depends on your kid and your family
Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it
This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I. This lush, timeless classic underscores the clash between cultures that changed the tide of war.,