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Across the Great Divide

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Quaint '70s family adventure has mild violence.

Movie G 1976 102 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Great family movie

Personally, I see zero problems with this wholesome family movie.

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Great messages

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ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE is a quaint, family-friendly film about survival and trust. It's set against a stunning backdrop in the Utah mountains, and watching these hardscrabble kids learn to trust an even more hardscrabble gambler makes for an interesting meditation. There's a lot of action and suspense here without today's typical gratuitous violence and painstakingly lifelike bloodshed. Instead, it's a story about battling the elements, living off the land, and the old truism that man's biggest enemy is perhaps himself. The score feels very dated and a bit cheesy with sweeping ballads and strings, but it's essentially the Oregon Trail come to life and entertaining for kids and families who like Western history and tales of resourcefulness and moxie.

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