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

age 14+

Powerful adaptation of August Wilson's intense play.

PG-13 2016 138 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

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age 16+

Pleasantly surprised

I don’t get why not many people like this film. Sure it’s long and slow but I truly enjoyed it and I’m NOT a fan of slow films. The acting was amazing, I loved Viola Davis’s performance. This film is for MATURE audiences only otherwise you wouldn’t enjoy it. This film is very serious, it touches on mental illness, cheating, racism and family relationships. It has a vast amount of use of the n-word, alcohol and death. Very good, totally recommend it!!! 9/10

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