12 Mighty Orphans

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Corny, uneven sports drama has good cast, strong language.

PG-13 2021 118 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

Predictable with expected twists

The feel good football drama. A tried and true tradition. I am a sucker for Necessary Roughness (1991), Remember the Titans (2000)...not so much (good film, but not necessarily in my wheelhouse. This film is definitely in the Remember the Titans vein. The film depicts the violent and difficult hardships these young men experience and how football positively alters their lives. You expect most of the twists and turns but that in no way lessens the journey.
age 12+

Inspiring, Emotional True Story

This movie has all the feels. There is plenty of action, seeing as it IS a football tale. However, this movie goes deeper than just a feel good movie. It deals with the emotions of rejection, abandonment, loss and PTSD and how those things can be overcome through finding something bigger than your hurt. It doesn't end with a perfect storybook ending, but it ends just the way it should. At the end of our showing, the full theater was silent. No one got out of their seats, even after it was just the credits rolling. It seemed like a collective reverence for a great story. I'd rate this an A+.

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