Cool Runnings

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.

PG 1993 98 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 7+

love the hard teamwork

i love how they keep going even though people make fun of them and are very rude. i love all the teamwork and how they stick together.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism
age 6+

So much fun!

Great, positive messages for kids. Funny for adults and kids alike!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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