Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Terrific acting by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

PG-13 2001 120 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 13+

Thought Provoking Movie With Great Acting

This is one of my all time favorite movies and watch it at least twice a year, so please pardon if i sound a little biased. The acting from Bridges and Spacey is next level, and you feel fully immersed in the characters and the story. As the plot progresses and you learn more about all of the characters you are still left questioning (in a good way) what the reality of the situation truly is. This is not a fast paced drama, or a psychological thriller, but its a well crafted story that makes you think and keeps me coming back again and again.

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