Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares.

PG 2017 106 minutes

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age 7+

Based on 87 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 18+

trash, horrible movie made me sick

i dont have a child yet, but i would never let my kids watch such a horrible movie. too much sexual references. i only watched about half and thought that i was going to puke. i shut it off. worse film ive ever seen

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 4+

Family entertainment

My kiddos and I just finished the movie. Yes, it is about bull fighting, which my family is strongly against. This movie in no way glorifies or condones it. One bull doesn’t believe in being violent while the others do. The non- violent bull is picked on and teased- nothing my kids haven’t seen already. Overall, my kids were fine with the content. I told them (ages 8 and younger) what bull fighting is. They already know what a slaughterhouse is. The movie calls it a “chop house”. It is a suspenseful movie with a lot of action. It reminds me of Home on the Range where the cows escape and have an adventure trying to save themselves and their friends. I don’t think it was inappropriate at all. The goat jokes about one of the bulls talking to the other bulls’ butts, not their scrotums. For Pete’s sake. Most little kid movies joke about butts like most kids do. Speaking of the goat, my kids thought the calming goat was hilarious. Overall, we loved the movie, but also my kids are aware of reality. Any adult who’s traumatized by this movie needs some serious therapy. This movie is very mild compared to what I was expecting. If you’re a ranching family or a hunting family, the kids should have very few problems.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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