Source: Catholic News Service
Effective, frequently exciting remake of the 1950s science fiction classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," centers on a Washington-based psychiatrist (a tense Nicole Kidman) who, aided by her doctor boyfriend (Daniel Craig), must rescue her young son (Jackson Bond) from her ex-husband (Jeremy Northam), whose body -- like that of much of the populace -- has been taken over by alien forces. Director Oliver Hirschbiegel generates considerable suspense, and the pace rarely flags, despite some continuity flaws and a rather muddled political agenda that fails to better the "red scare" McCarthy subtext of the original. A few instances of crude words and profanity, intense action violence with some blood, killings, a vicious attack by a dog on a child, and brief female disrobing but no nudity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults (though it's acceptable for older adolescents). The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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