Apollo 11

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Moon-landing docu has awesome footage but may bore kids.

G 2019 93 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 4+

Great for kids into space

My 4.5 year old has watched this 10 times already and absolutely loves it. His favorite game right now is to assign us all Apollo 11 astronaut roles and make us reenact the mission with him. Not for every kid (it’s a bit dry), but for kids into space exploration this is an awesome film with tons of educational value.

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age 5+

fine for little kids but boring for most until age 10+

My 7.5 and 11.5 year olds watched this together. The 7.5 year old made it halfway through (with much encouragement) before declaring she was too bored and deciding to do something else. The 11.5 year old watched the whole thing and said she thinks this movie is the best match for kids like her who already know a bit about space exploration and/or the race for the moon. My 7.5 year old tends to be more sensitive than most to scary things in movies, and that doesn't seem to have been an issue here at all. She's also a bright kid with a very long attention span, but still couldn't make it through this movie. She does not have any particular interest in space; perhaps a child who is really interested in the subject would have lasted longer. Overall, an interesting documentary, best suited for older kids and teens.

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