Independence Day

Movie review by Ken Feil, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Nonstop over-the-top fun for teens and up.

PG-13 1996 153 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 70 reviews

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age 12+

Silly popcorn fun

This is a SciFi movie that is very low on the "Sci." Don't think too hard about the realism factor. It's a mix of one-liners and the calculated emotional rollercoaster of the pending end of humanity. My tween and teen sons thought it was fun. My husband and I suffered through it for the sake of family movie night. As a '90s pic, you'll notice that female characters are sparsely written, and there's an obligatory scantily clad woman dancing at a strip club (no nudity though). Swearing and lots of death by explosions depicted.
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