Bold Eagles

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Animated tale with positive messages, a few harsh scenes.
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 73 minutes

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Kids learn about wild animals and the efforts to preserve their natural habitats.

Positive Messages

Messages that are pro-environment and about anti-littering, teamwork, problem solving, helping others in need, and watching out and protecting the more vulnerable in our communities.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The police car character takes pride in enforcing the rules of the reserve. Together he and the otter teach a baby eagle how to fly when his mother is nowhere to be found. A woman steals the endangered animals to stuff and sell.

Violence & Scariness

Some suspense as animals are stolen and caged to be stuffed and sold. Two women teeter precariously on cliffs trying to reach animals. An eagle's egg takes some tumbles. A high-speed chase leads to a wreck, but no animals are hurt. An eagle appears to be dead or seriously injured but then moves.

Sexy Stuff

A man and woman flirt; he courts her with flowers and compliments.

Language

"Darn it."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bold Eagles involves an eagle egg separated from its mother that then hatches and searches to be reconnected to her. There's a bad character who states clearly her plans to capture every endangered animal and kill it, stuff it, and sell it. A high-speed chase sends a truck toppling over and caged animals spilling out, with an eagle who appears to be dead but is OK. Some scenes deal with the baby eagle not recognizing or wanting to be with her "real mommy." Overall a pro-environmental message with lots of teamwork and noble goals.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byrevjim3 July 31, 2015

Non Traditional Families May Want to Avoid This One

This a cute film for traditional families. However, the emphasis on the mother eagle trying to reunite with her offspring may be too much for children who don... Continue reading
Adult Written byLucy522 March 16, 2018

Yuck! Alluding to a 4-some in the Bushes!?

This was TERRIBLE!! The ENTIRE movie is really about a police car named RADAR, and two bumbling police officers. The birds are *barely* in the movie at all! T... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byrazor1751 May 13, 2018

Umm....

Um.. from a 13 year old 8th grader watching it with his 4 year old sister, I would say it is pretty trash. The lip-sync is terrible, and the animal with the mes... Continue reading

What's the story?

When animals start disappearing in the nature reserve, Eagle Park police officers begin the hunt for the cause. When one police car finds a baby eagle that's been abandoned, he teams up with an otter to help her find her way back home.

Is it any good?

There's some nice-looking animation here, and loads of positive messages about protecting the environment, not littering, and keeping animals safe. BOLD EAGLES is a Norwegian film with English audio overdubbed. The names on the car and some signage don't match up with the English being spoken, but overall it's pretty seamless. However, parents may want to explain one character who's rather overzealous in her plans to kill and stuff the animals to turn a profit; animals in cages; a baby eagle separated from her mother; and an emotional scene in which the eagle doesn't recognize her own mother or want to go with her. This movie is better for slightly older kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about endangered animals. What animals are endangered in your area? What can we do to help endangered species?

  • Why would someone want to stuff animals for sale? Do you think that should be allowed? Why, or why not?

  • What could the daughter have done to show her disagreement with her mother's plans to hurt the animals? Would it have worked? Why, or why not?

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