Ben Is Back

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

age 15+

Powerful, mature mother-son drama tackles addiction.

R 2018 103 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Great movie

Yes, the whole story was about a guy who was addicted to drugs and also was a dealer. But it shows why you shouldn’t try drugs because it will mess you up. There was some language, but nothing an 11 yr old wouldn’t hear. I recommend for 12+ Mabye 11

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