Ride With The Devil

Theatrical Release: November 24, 1999
Ride With The Devil
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Synopsis

While the official military campaigns of the American Civil War are being fought miles away, pro-Southern bushwhackers engage in guerrilla warfare. Childhood friends Jake (Tobey Maguire), and Jack Bull Chiles (Skeet Ulrich) join the bushwhackers. But as the war continues, and the brutal battles intensify, the young men reach turning points both in the fighting and in themselves. As years of fighting take their toll, the small group learns several lessons about the futility of vengeance and killing.

Dove Review

Content Description

Three profanities in the heat of battle; five or six obscenities and several minor expletives; use of the N-word referring to blacks, but the film is very much about the wrongness of slavery, and the importance of freedom and equality; sexuality in one scene and one implied sexual situation, but no nudity; much wartime battling, with graphic wounds and in one scene the removing of an infected arm; some drinking; a woman breast feeds her baby, exposing the breast briefly. Although the film is extremely well made, focusing on the character of the people of the time, and a sober reminder of the conflict that nearly destroyed our country, we are unable to recommend it for family viewing due to the misuse of God’s name and the intensity of the fighting scenes.

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Ang Lee
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 138 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Skeet Ulrich, Tobey Maguire, Jewel, and Jeffrey Wright.