Air Bud

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.

PG 1997 98 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 5+
When I watched this movie, I knew that this movie was perfect for my twins who are about to turn 4, and my son who is 5. It can teach a kid many things, and it is a great movie in general. I think that this is an excellent movie, and you should definitely watch this movie with your family!

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age 5+

not bad.

a good movie for the kids. movie says hell but other than that its cute and emotional but loving.

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