Akeelah and the Bee

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.

PG 2006 112 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 45 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 63 reviews

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age 8+

Best movie we’ve watched in months

Watch this movie! My 5 year old called it “a little boring”, but my 10 year old loved it. Great messages and a strong female lead. Seriously, you should watch this movie today.

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age 10+

Great movie not for young kids

Good story... complex plot...will get kids excited for school

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