Alabama Moon

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Low-key family adventure has some dark imagery.

PG 2011 99 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

2 Stars?

What’s with the 2 stars? This movie is a great one for people that love heartfelt movies that are also dark. It is good for kids and entertaining at different times. There are positive messages, including loyalty and perseverance, like surviving in the woods and getting through hard times. I still really like it. I do not think it deserves only two stars. Some characters die, some young, which makes it dark, but has many heartfelt moments, too. The main character, Moon, is mistreated by a redneck constable who abuses the law by using too much force on the people he arrests, and he also tries to get Moon into trouble and lies about his every chance he gets. The only negative thing about this movie is that with his long hair and other looks, Moon looks like one of my enemies from my old scout troop. The guy shirked all chores on camping trips like washing dishes after meals and leaving no trace. He even framed our scoutmaster for child abuse, which ultimately got him kicked out, and I cannot see around the kind of look while watching this movie. But overall, I think it is a great movie, but a low star rating is not necessary for this one.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 8+

Great movie for boys

This a great movie for boy(mine 8&11), enjoyed the movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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