Space Camp

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Teen dramedy about space shuttle never lifts off.

PG 1986 107 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Creepy movie lost in space

(Written by 8yo boy) Our elementary school has a space week every year. For some reason they use this movie as something to show the 2nd graders. I guess they do this to show how astronauts work together and what happens when they don't work together. But this really isn't for kids this young. My twin brother was upset by it. It's not a good movie even if you're older. If you don't like bad movies, don't bother. Mom says -- has this school not looked at their curriculum in 30 years? Completely weird choice.
age 9+

could've been better

The storyline is very well-intentioned. When the teen campers are accidnetally launched in space, it's up to them to put what little training they had to practice. In the process they learn to work as a team. This mishap also forces them to do a little memory work. In short, their learning is put to the test. Too bad the movie is lame when put to the screen. If only the acting and writing had been a little bit better this would've been a good movie. Also this movie is a bit too scary for children under 9.

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