Thirteen Lives

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Teamwork, ingenuity shine in excellent, intense true story.

PG-13 2022 142 minutes

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age 14+

Strong language

Great story and loved the movie. Only complaint is the reason we watched it with my 10 year old is the review did not mention any “F” words. There are actually two throughout the movie and it was disappointing and unnecessary.

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age 10+
My 11 year old son and I both enjoyed this movie. The writers and director did a fantastic job of weaving together both the technical and emotional aspects of the rescue. The movie is filled with role models who display tenacity, courage, and compassion. It's one of very few movies that we've watched that doesn't have an antagonist. Please keep in mind that there is one rescuer who perishes. Parents of younger kids may want to fast forward through this brief section of the movie. We opted to not do so because we didn't want to minimize the heroic efforts made by people who had no obligation to even be involved.

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Great role models

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