Wildcat age rating: Is the documentary suitable for kids?

Wildcat -- Courtesy of Amazon
Wildcat -- Courtesy of Amazon /

Wildcat is the only new Amazon Original this week. Is this a documentary to watch with the children? Here’s a look at the Wildcat age rating.

If you’re looking for a heartfelt documentary, Wildcat is the place to turn. Dropping on Friday, Dec. 30, the documentary takes a look at one young veteran’s journey to learning more about love and compassion.

After being medically discharged from the British Army with PTSD, Harry Turner heads off to the Peruvian Amazon with the intention of ending his life. While there, he ends up working at a sanctuary that helps orphaned wildlife, and there he learns the true meaning of unconditional love.

It certainly seems like something to watch with the kids. What’s the age rating looking like to see if it is suitable?

Wildcat age rating

In the United States, the documentary has been given an R rating. This means it’s not intended for audiences under 18. However, the United Kingdom has given it a 15 age rating, so it’s suitable for older teenagers.

It’s something you’ll want to look at for yourself. There are some traumatic shots, especially when it comes to Harry’s time in Afghanistan. There are also topics of drug use and suicide, which could be too much for some children.

The language could be what throws it over to the 18 rating in America. There is some strong language in this, and not all parents want their children exposed to that. It’s something you’ll need to think about when it comes to your own children.

I do recommend watching a little bit of the documentary yourself to get an idea of what’s included. You can then make a decision for your own children. The trailer is a good indication, too. There is a strong positive message at the end of the documentary, which does make it worth watching.

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Wildcat is on Prime Video on Friday, Dec. 30.