A Warrior's Heart

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Cheesy lacrosse-as-metaphor film has some mature themes.

PG 2011 95 minutes

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age 13+

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age 8+

Predictable Coming of Age Sport Movie

This is a good film for young kids who are sport obsessed. It allows for discussions with your child regarding topics like resilience, perseverance, commitment and maturity. It is undeniably predictable and often cheesy, but that makes it more accessible to younger audiences than films like Basketball Diaries, Varsity Blues, etc. There are so few lacrosse films, so that may be an entry point for some kids. As always, it is important to discuss the film with your children. My main complaint is that Adam Beach's character is flat, used as a stereotypical Aboriginal guide for the lost white youth. Not as good as Crooked Arrows, but it is acceptable for the Hallmark movie crowd.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

18+

This is waaaay under rated do not let your kids watch

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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