Children of Heaven

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story.

PG 1999 89 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 7+

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age 15+

Needs a mature child to appreciate this ending

I never write reviews, but my 7-year-old daughter pressed me to write one for this movie. I first saw it as a young adult and loved it. I remembered that it was about a poor Persian family, and I wanted my daughter to see something completely out of her milieu. She didn't like the first few minutes but stuck with it. It was her first subtitled film. I would say our whole family was completely into it after about 20 minutes. I won't give away the ending other than to say, it leaves some things open. To say that my daughter hated its inconclusivity would be an understatement. She was livid, and I understood. It is a beautiful, eye-opening film, but don't try to watch it with a child who is younger than a teen-ager, and even then one has to be very open to alternative endings to leave the movie feeling gratified.

This title has:

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