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By Liz Perle, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.

Movie PG 1982 190 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 11+

Helps build empathy and historical context

I watched this movie as a fourth grader, and actually used some of this great leader's tactics with bullies in school. The violence in the movie disturbed me, but the message stuck with me for life. I watched it with my daughter and friend, and I'm hoping they took from it what I did.
age 10+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Weighing in at more than three hours, this amazing biopic is a must-see for families with an interest in history or civil rights. Ben Kingsley is brilliant as Gandhi, and the cast includes such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Martin Sheen, Roshan Seth, Trevor Howard, and Edward Fox.

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