Parents' Guide to

Almost Angels

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Boys lift each other in music and friendship in gentle drama

Movie NR 1962 93 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Lovely old movie, beautiful music.

This old film was a delight to view. Any child who appreciates music will enjoy this beautiful movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

Poeticly good/drama


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Although it's from the 1960s, this Disney movie has held up. The beauty of Almost Angels is that it not only shows the humanity and real struggles of young kids in a pressurized environment -- a prestigious music school and professional troupe of performers -- but it also models enlightened educators working to support their students as they grow. There are no ruthless punishers here, or uncaring teachers who toss boys out the moment their voices get too low. No one is expelled for mediocre grades. No one is punished for imperfect behavior. And the backdrop for it all is an inspiring soundtrack of Strauss, Mozart, Schubert, and other great composers delivered by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the pure voices of the world's most famous boys' choir. Parents and kids can enjoy this together and find lots to talk about regarding passion, talent, disappointment, and how to move on when things don't go exactly your way.

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