Parent reviews for McFarland, USA

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 24 reviews

age 2+

Yerp

I like

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

What's this? ANOTHER underdog sports story?

Underdog films proliferate around sport stories and this is no exception. Underdog, fish out of water, and the sentimental feel goods that encourage just a tear or two...this film has all of that. And then of course Kevin Costner. Draw your own conclusions. I eventually enjoyed this film even though it glides over systemic issues that would help explain why the small town is so depressed, but you know...Disney doing what Disney does, mainly wallpapering over depictions of why things are the way that they are and focusing on how one singular person can make a difference against a few token odds.
age 9+
age 18+

Good Story

Motivational movie. The reviewer blew on the language report. The movie has some strong language. Not a lot, but enough that I wouldn't show it to my grandchildren.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
age 10+

seeing the world through other racial views

This movie helps support the diverse views for my son growing up in our white, dotcomer world. Really appreciated the acting and the message.

This title has:

Great messages
age 10+

Fabulous film

Entertaining and full of themes and ideas. Very accessible for my two boys (11 and 9) as they love sport. Champion of the underdog, stereotyping, hard choices, fear, the power of your community and prayer.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Language details are misleading!

I always carefully inspect this site for details on the adult language in the film. I was on the fence, but let our 8 year old daughter watch the film. I was disappointed when we discovered the movie uses the words a-s, d--n & h--l once each. Also there are 2 references to teen pregnancy.

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Great messages
age 13+

Great film!

Watched it with my teenage daughter. Very enjoyable! No profanity, and no situations that my daughter couldn't handle. My daughter also liked the abundance of good-looking boys in the movie. The movie has a brief moment that promotes prayer, but it is very subtle. As a Christian, I appreciated the prayerful moment, but it is so brief that the non-Christian should not be turned off. Even though I knew what was going to happen most of the time, since I read about the movie on Common Sense Media ahead of time, I still enjoyed it. Can't even remember any slow parts. When a two-hour movie leaves you wanting more, that's an achievement. Surprised I'd never heard of this movie before renting it.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Great for the Whole Family (10 and up)

I think this movie is fantastic. It is well done, and really

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 7+

Very inspirational

This movie is very touching and inspiring not only to those who can relate to the movie but also to the audience of all ages. Simple yet powerful with a message of hope to the young generation out there.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models