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From Core to Sun

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Inspiring docu about runner's bid for world record.

Movie NR 2018 90 minutes
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Viewer's will be amazed and inspired by this man's attempt to run from the deepest depths to the highest heights, and while it's emotionally moving at times, it's a bit unsatisfying in the end. From Core to Sun spends a lot of time listening to Millán talk about how taking on challenges and facing fears is the way to grow and evolve as a human being, but a lack of follow-up after it's all over means we don't get to learn how he himself grew or changed after this experience. Some of the moments feel forced and manipulative, like when he's fist-pumping at the top of the lighthouse, or soul-searching in the woods.

That being said, Millán Ludeña is a terrific role model for a wide range of ages for perseverance, endurance, and pushing boundaries while you strive to meet life's challenges. Aside from a couple of uses of "crap," which kids who aren't reading carefully and/or don't speak Spanish won't notice, there's no content of concern, but the gentle pace and mature perspective make it best for patient tweens and up.

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