Ender's Game

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.

PG-13 2013 114 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 84 reviews

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age 12+

Violent, yet great film.

The first thing I want to point out, is that "smart-ass" is can be heard at one point in the film. Plus,"mother--ker" in Spanish. Other than this, the language is very minor (including "crap", "coward", and "jerk"). There is also tons of sci-fi violence. A tracking device is removed from a child's head. He is told, "this won't hurt at all," but the scene ends with him screaming. The device is put into a glass bowl, and the blood on it flows around in the water. In another scene, a character's head is whacked against a hard floor, you can hear a crack and he ends up dying. There is also bullying. PLUS, there is tons of shooting. Ender sacrifices his entire fleet in battle, thinking it is only a simulation. He is later upset when he finds out he was tricked. Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfield star in this death-dyfing adventure.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Voilence for the sake of being Violent.

While this is a decent adaptation of the book, the excessive use of voilence, and voilent imagery is disappointingly far too common throughout this movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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