Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Intense, based-on-a-true-story survival tale is riveting.

R 1993 126 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 7+

serious, horrific, interesting and inspirational

I remember watching this when I was around 10 and it left an impression on me. This evening I watched it with my own children 3, 5 and 7. The younger two fell asleep but my oldest watched it all with interest. Even afterwards he was keen to read with me about the real events on Wikipedia. Parts of the movie are quite intense like the actual crash but overall it is all handled seriously and seems quite realistic. In my opinion, this sort of movie is perfect for children (and adults) to learn about all kinds of things such as the qualities of good character, determination, humour, team working, spirituality etc etc.. You may want to avoid showing this to your kids if you think they can't handle it but it really depends on how you have chosen to raise your children; the serious theme of the movie must be given due respect in my opinion.

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age 14+


This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time although the sets are a little cheezy the acting is great and the story is epic Little gore (worst part is a wounded leg you see up close) and some canibilism as a last resort Very little language about 2 uses of Fuck No sex or nudity Only violent during plane crash seeing people (very cheeseily) get torn out of the back of the plane and go flying

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