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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.

Movie PG-13 2013 90 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 9+

Gravity has so much to pull you towards this movie.

Before watching I should have explained to the kids about the International space station, and other space stations out in space. It’s certainly got intense moments, I had to pick and choose the moments to pause and explain what was happening to my kids, how sound works in space, how air is used to propel someone like in Wall-E, and the cold of space. The resilience, intelligence, and memories of her crew's words of wisdom the main character uses to overcome adversity is a wonderful lesson. A great and very realistic space setting that can’t help but educate kids about space and space travel. My emotional 8 year was shaking from the intensity, but with pausing and explaining it helped calm him down.
age 3+


This movie was so great. cloud and sun loved the movie they thought it was so cool. definitely each with 3+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31 ):
Kids say (122 ):

Oh to be astonished, frightened, and entertained all at the same time -- that's the power of Alfonso Cuaron's masterful film. A mindful and meticulous meditation on mortality, tragedy, and the human spirit, Gravity is driven by both stunning cinematography and Bullock's artful, complex performance. Add to this a soundtrack so well-calibrated that the music enhances rather than overpowers (as too many soundtracks are wont to do).

It's obvious that an enormous amount of discipline went into filming Gravity -- but, far from making the movie sterile, the precision only serves to heighten the impact of an already stunning story. There's no reason, at least on this planet, that it won't be appreciated as a monumental piece of moviemaking. This is what 3-D effects were made for -- not the bullying bombast and empty trickery that plagues other, lesser 3-D films, but to artfully enhance a movie with grand imagination, riveting narrative, and true soul.

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