Parent reviews for Miracle

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Common Sense says

age 8+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 14 reviews

age 8+

The Real Deal

It’s real. It’s raw. It’s not sugarcoated.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 10+

Good discussions about “tough love” and masculinity

We had some good discussions (with our 13yo) about how Brooks’ tough love style has contributed to a “show no weakness” culture that has negatively impacted men and women, from concussions (every one expects the goalie to snap out of his in the big game) to domestic violence. But it’s still a good story, and all this can be discussed hand in hand with the value of hard work and teamwork etc that the movie espouses.
age 12+

A very moving movie!

PG-13: sport action and some mild language
age 9+

"Miracle on Ice"

Excellent sports movie that even captivated my not-so-sporty 10- and 13-year old girls. Plenty of exploration of the interpersonal conflicts between players, coaches, family members, and committees. We had to point out some of those aspects to our kids, because they didn't get the significance of some of the sporty, masculine dialogue. This gave us teaching moments regarding authority figures instilling discipline and character. Plus, our team won! Fun to watch in an Olympic year. Note that there is a scene in which players drink beer at a bar, and another in which the players on the bench are pointing out attractive women in the crowd to each other. I didn't find any of it troubling for my kids, but Common Sense failed to mention these in their comments. Also, the reviewer seems not to know that the movie is called "Miracle" because the climactic game has ever been referred to as the "Miracle on Ice"... not because of spiritual claims by the movie makers. We found the historical context at the beginning to be engaging and helpful.
age 8+

Educational

Great movie on how hard work and discipline can lead to greatness, and bring joy to thousands of people. Also, teaches to look inside oneself and strive to never give up, no matter what the odds.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 11+

Both Grandma and 13 yr old grandson loved movie

Pleasantly surprised that, yes, a greatly entertaining film can be made without all the foul language and meaningless sex scenes. A little slow at the start but hang in there for a real exciting and exhilarating film.
not rated for age