Free Solo

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

age 11+

Imperfect documentary has awe-inspiring conclusion.

PG-13 2018 100 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 10+

Inside the head of a climbing wizard

Great documentary. After watching it you'll know more about climbing, free soloing, perseverance , hard work and solid friendships. Alex Honnold is a great role model who loves nature and dedicates his life to his sport. He gives 30% of his income back to his foundation which brings solar energy to all. His El Capitan free solo climb is breathtaking and terrifying, but he is so well prepared, it's amazing to watch. This young man is humble and simple, very articulate and extremely focused. There's some real strange reviews on CSM...he might not be religious but sure has more values and honesty and a healthier lifestyle than most of humans I know, including me.

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age 12+


Christian parent viewpoint - Sigh. LOTS of discussion points for older kids. Probably not appropriate for younger kids b/c they can't grasp the nuances of why his story is sad. My heart goes out to this young man & how he was raised & what he has done w/what he was given. As I said, lots of discussion points. Pause the video & take advantage of them. Fathers, innoculate your daughters with love & respect against a man who values them because they "don't take up too much room in the van.". Pray for him! It's never too late.
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