Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Messy but engrossing epic about race, love, and war.

PG-13 2008 165 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 17+

Really beautiful in scenery and story.

Due to some disturbing images/content this movie is for the 17+ crowd but I ABSOLUTELY loved it! Beautifully shot and smartly written, a wonderful surprise of a journey.

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Too much violence
age 11+

Take a trip to Australia!

What a great family movie! It is not nearly as serious as it is billed to be. And there's a perfectly enchanting child at it's center. Yes, it is very long, but it is never boring. There's adventure, magic, romance, and music at every turn. Yes, there's a little gore (but much less than the Lord of the Rings films), a little skin (just fast forward when Sarah and Drover enter the Hotel), deaths (as with any tear-jerker) and fighting and drinking (no more than your average spaghetti western). Racism is a central issue in the film, yet it is never preachy. Besides, how could anyone possibly be prejudice towards the oh-so-adorable Nulla? Brave heros, remorseless villians, beautiful ladies, reformed drunks, a magic man, a trampling stampede, a fancy dress ball and The Wizard of Oz! Pop a huge bowl of popcorn and watch this one as a family (when you have 3 hours to spare).

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