David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Movie review by Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Attenborough's stark documentary is essential viewing.

PG 2020 83 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

Powerful, yet be prepared

A beautiful and heart wrenching film that sends the message loud and clear: things aren’t looking good, in fact, it’s downright bleak. While the end of the movie does talk about what’s possible for avoiding total collapse, my 11 year old, extremely sensitive son, was disturbed by a scene of walruses falling off cliffs to their deaths because the ice where they normally live had melted. I think it’s still important for everyone to see, including children that can make sense of what they’re seeing, but parents should be prepared to have conversations with their children about the reality.

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1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

Not for sensitive children

My 7 year old daughter started throwing up in the middle of the documentary she suddenly became very nervous and imagined that by the time shes 27 there will be no wild life which made her devastated .
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