Parents' Guide to

Fierce People

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Smart-but-grim coming-of-age tale best for adults.

Movie R 2007 107 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Perfect for teenagers in my opion but see for your self first

i think if you think your kids are old ebough to watch it then let them. don't let other people tell you if you should or shouldn't if your kids want to see it watch it first to see if it's ok or watch it with them if you think they're old enough to watch it so you can answer any questions. i let my 12 year cold see it because it's better she hears about all this now then when she gets curious and looks it up on the web and doesn't get a good view of it.

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Dunne and screenwriter Dirk Wittenborn (who used his novel as inspiration) paint a sickeningly vivid picture of a world that seems thoroughly genteel at first glance but is primal under the surface. It's an engrossing film, despite connections made too forcefully between the Ishkanani and the residents of Vlyvalle and endless Ishkanani footage (we get the point). But in Yelchin, Dunne hit gold; he's at once removed and vulnerable, careful but curious, and eminently approachable. When he hurts, you hurt, too. His scenes with Lane -- graceful, natural and effortless, as always -- ring true.

One other small complaint: When you eventually find out who wronged Finn, you're not that surprised, which is a bit of a letdown -- as is the wrapped-with-a-neat-bow explanation for why Osborne seems so willing to help Liz out, no questions asked. Still, there's enough artistry and story here to keep viewers wanting more, and in the end, you won't walk away empty-handed. Disturbed, perhaps, but not disappointed.

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