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A Warrior's Heart

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

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

Movie PG 2011 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

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
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+


This is waaaay under rated do not let your kids watch

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The film gets extra points for its efforts to portray the early Native American influence on lacrosse, a sport for both boys and girls that is growing in popularity throughout the U.S. Everything else is substandard. Clichéd characters, formulaic plotting, unmotivated behavior, and way-too-easy resolutions make this a tedious, insignificant offering. What's more, the scenes that take place on the lacrosse field are so ineptly shot that the sport's objectives and rules and the excitement of play are all missing entirely. It would seem that only teen (and maybe tween) audiences longing for more exposure of these popular yet minor Twilight characters will find this movie of any interest.

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