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 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Very interesting film on eugenics and human potential

A film that tangles with the future and how humans will separate themselves and create their hierarchies in a stringent and highly regimented society. Where exceeding your potential becomes problematic or seen as impossible. A compelling story and thoughtful production although at times feels slow as the future looks like a sleek rendition of the 1950s. The film works because of the claustrophobia depicted by Hawke and the charm of Law.
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.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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