Friendly Persuasion

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Exceptional Civil War-set story of religious differences.

NR 1956 137 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

Persuasion by Friendly

wonderful movie & acting. very positive message to both young & old. Gary Cooper & the role he played, was the epitome of what was right in America & in the world. forgotten because of his death at 60, he was perhaps top 5 in ability & appeal of all time, among actors - in spite of the AFI rating. almost no actors today can really rate with Cooper - maybe Eastwood.

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Great role models
age 8+

Positive family values for grade-school age children or older.

My 8 y/o daughter was fascinated by the girl's interaction with the soldier. My 5 y/o son didn't want to see the actual battle after repeatedly asking when it was going to occur.

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