The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.

PG 2013 114 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 70 reviews

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age 11+

Unique Film May be too Dull for Younger Children

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty fires from all cylinders in this wildly satisfying film. The gorgeous aesthetics are what make this movie shine for me. Some might find the extended character building monotonous and unnecessary but I believe that this movie would not be the same without it. Very minimal violence and cursing. Any sexual content you will encounter will probably be misinterpreted by younger viewers. Overall a great film to enjoy with just about anyone.

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age 14+

Saw it in the cinema, had to leave early!

This movie has some flirting, sexual references and bad language. But it also has an awful story and uninspiring characters that make for a really boring movie. Lots of scene's when he is actually imagining what's happening which make the movie very repetitive, weird and annoying. This movie is an UTTER waste of time. I literately fell asleep in the cinema.

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