A Far Off Place

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

African survival tale not for sensitive animal lovers.

PG 1993 108 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Good themes... some violence

The movie opens with a pretty graphic scene... elephants are slaughtered by gunfire and their tusks are removed. I would be careful around animal lovers. The parents of the children are killed early on in the movie. Now they don't show the process occurring, but they do show partial images of the parents' bodies. In the beginning, one of the characters says "bulls**t" Otherwise, there are a few other minor words (h*ll, d*mn.) There is a theme of perseverance throughout this entire movie, which is a great thing to talk about with your kids. The main characters are definite role models because they are strong, empathetic towards people of different cultures, and caring of the environment around them. I showed it to my students, ages 11-17 and they all really enjoyed it. It opens up much discussion about poaching, illegal trades, and people of different culture.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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