Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Intense true story about slavery has graphic violence.

R 1997 155 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 16+

Good but inaccurate on language

Good film showing part of the accuracy of the horrors lived by the African people during the transatlantic slave period. To improve accuracy, please use real Portuguese conversations. The people on the film were speaking Spanish despite the fact the film indicates that the actors were speaking Portuguese. This is a Steven Spielberg’s film. I would expect more on these details.

This title has:

Educational value
age 14+


i think it is a good film. parents have no cause to worry. their kids can see it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models

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