City of Ember

Movie review by Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.

PG 2008 95 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 8+

A few theatrical elements.

I prescreened the movie after reading the book with my class. I would not hesitate to show my own children this movie without hesitation (my children are 5, 11, 16, 19, 21, and 22). As for my students (age 9-10), I went ahead and gave parents the heads up about the mole scene. Its only about 1-2 minutes max, combined. I know that some parents are not okay with any thing that is remotely 'dark' (even though nothing bad really happens, just alluded to). Honestly, I think my students are going to enjoy this movie this week as we compare and contrast the movie to the book.

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age 9+

city of Ember

This movie is really fun and an action-based movie my daughter has been reading it for her class and now they are going to watch the movie but I have seen it before this is an age apropeit movie too.

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