Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Heavy violence in convoluted but dazzling anime fantasy.

NR 2012 110 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos soars and impresses

FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos is hands-down one of the most well-made animated films outside of Disney and any Hayao Miyazaki film to date. The movie has an impressive story-line and characters you grow to care for as you reach the end of the film. The violence in the film can be intense at times but it is never down in bad taste, and the language is mild as well, mostly spoken from one of the main characters when he is on screen. The only complaint I can see is that if you or your kids are not familiar with FullMetal Alchemist or the show it is based on, you will have some trouble following and understanding specific details about the characters. Having said that, I highly recommend this film.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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