A Call to Spy

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

age 12+

Inspirational story of female WWII spies has war violence.

PG-13 2020 123 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 10+

Powerful film about ordinary women upstanders during WWII

We watched this film with our 9 year old daughter who is interested in WWII history and in the topic of spies/detectives. Powerful female role models including the protagonist who is differently abled. There is some depiction of WWII atrocities (brief showing of bodies at a checkpoint, implication that another female spy is beaten to get information and then executed), but it is tastefully done and minimal. There is a sense of peril throughout but also of courage and making great purpose with one's life. I would recommend, minus two scenes where my daughter covered her eyes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Very good but needs a higher age rating than 12+

I should have looked more closely at the (one) parent rating for age rather than the overall Common Sense Media age recommendation before chosing this movie to watch as a family. It's a very good movie, well-acted with diverse characters - but not for tweens or younger teens. The plot is quite complex and there are scenes of war violence (which is expected), but we couldn't finish watching it when the violence included the scene of torture of a central character. I suggest that Common Sense Media revise the age rating.

This title has:

Too much violence

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