Movie review by Tony Nigro, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

'90s science fiction has mature themes, violence.

PG-13 1997 106 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

A good conversation starter

The movie dives deep into conversation about discrimination, sibling rivalry, self-esteem and ethical science. I love the film its the perfect underdog story.

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age 10+

Scientifically-accurate thought and discussion provoking film

This film is a home run. If you want an intelligent drama that is scientifically literate and will spark interesting family discussions about human value and potential, this is it. Amazingly, this film is not based on a book by a famous author, but was written as an original screenplay. As of 2011, NASA labeled Gattaca as the "most scientifically accurate" film to date. The official CSM review is, at best, bewildering. It should be re-reviewed by someone else because parents are being led astray by that review. It's an amazing film for the family, so long as your child is mature enough to handle a thought-provoking drama.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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