Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to


By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Poignant short docu has language, teen suicide.

Movie PG-13 2021 39 minutes
Audible Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Interesting story and Inspiring

Audible tells the story of student athletes who are Deaf and portrays them as complex, interesting and while inspiring, also just like regular high school kids. I loved it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

What's special about this documentary is the way it respectfully treats its subjects, who are all deaf, as both nobly facing life challenges and yet also just being typical teenagers. There's a sequence in Audible where a teen boy weaves freely down a street with a friend on bikes, joins a backyard birthday party where kids are dancing and laughing, then takes a girl out for ice cream that ends with a kiss. It's both realistically innocent and all the carefree fun high school should be. It's also not their only reality, and director Matthew Ogens juxtaposes these moments with others where the kids talk about how they lost their hearing, mourn a friend who committed suicide, talk about harming themselves, or get to know an absentee and formerly drug-dealing father. Their football coach worries how they'll all fare when they graduate from the "bubble" of their school's ultra-supportive environment. This film leaves viewers both moved and more aware, and it manages to do so with respect and a light touch (except an unnecessarily ominous soundtrack -- silence would've conveyed much more). Audible also manages all this in under an hour, something more documentaries could do.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate