We loved this movie! I saw it as a child and stumbled across it as an adult. We rented it when my son was in 6th grade & studying the holocaust in school. We looked for a holocaust movie to add to his educational expierence, but were unable to find any mild enough. This movie was great b/c it was based on a true story. Not a holocaust movie, but it showed our son what some people were willing to go through for their freedom. There is one scene in the begining that we fast forwarded through - I had previewed it ahead of time. In the scene, a teen decided he had to be free and just couldn't wait any longer. He drove a tractor into a guard shack to knock it down. He was discovered by a dog and decided to jump the fence. When he did he was shot down by the automatic guns triggered by the fence. This was the only scene that we felt wasn't appropriate for our son. I would suggest skipping this scene for the kids. The scene was short and very easy to skip. Previously reported as s little slow, I found it realistic, many times intense, and it even had an unexpected twist. It is definetly worth watching!