Brian Banks

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

age 14+

Faith-tinged overturned-rape drama has problematic messages.

PG-13 2019 99 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Powerful & inspiring

I've never written a review on a site like this, but I had to for this one. This is one of the best stories/movies I've watched. I don't feel Brian Banks saw any 'white' saviour ... he saw the colour of a man's heart. On the other note about this storyline possibly putting girls at risk of not being believed when calling rape, how can we call one person to account and not another, based just on their gender. I have been in the former position myself, and still say that each injustice deserves it's voice. This is an unbelievably beautiful and powerful movie, with many messages that need to be heard. Forgiveness, perseverance, kindness.
age 13+

The best movie we've seen this year!

Great movie. Shows the perseverance of a young black male while suffering the effects of racial disparities in America. It's a great message for teenagers because it shows how simple mistakes that are made during the teenage years can impact the rest of your life. We watched it as a family.

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