Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Biopic has positive messages, some violence.

NR 2021 106 minutes

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Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+


The acting was subpar.
age 11+


Beautiful movie that I learned from about a black girl who had to break in to music industry and create an entire genre of gospel.Her beautiful voice that God gave her and her Faith made her a person to admire regardless of her race.Wonderful story!

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