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Ace Wonder

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Painfully slow, often confusing mystery has some violence.

Movie PG 2014 95 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 10+

Fun, mysterious and redemptive.

My 11 year old loves it and I did also. The kids and youth in the movie show great team work and encouragement to each other. Good mystery till the very end and the breaking of the generational cycle of bad father/ son relationship was restored to connection .. two thumbs up for us and we want to see more please.

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age 6+


I can't tell you how many times we've watched this as a family! Good plot. Half of the actors are good. Many quotable lines! Wish there were more Ace Wonder movies. Love stuff where we don't have to worry about there being language and sexual innuendoes. A must see if you have these values!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This movie is slow, with too many clues to unravel and an overabundance of relationships to sort through. Shifting tones (from comic mystery to overwrought family-dynamic drama and back again and again), glaringly awful writing and plot construction, and direction and acting that are consistently substandard make this a tough one to watch. The only slightly saving grace to this well-intentioned but wholly amateurish effort are the scenes that show the comic book version of the otherwise poorly executed story. Particularly appalling is the accumulation of scenes in which about a dozen assorted family members follow the principal kids from location to location and simply stand around wordlessly to watch them do their investigating. Definitely not recommended.

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