Go Karts

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Aussie underdog sports drama has mild swearing.

NR 2020 102 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+
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Karate-kid for pre-teens

It's a pretty mild attempt to remake The Karate Kid, with Australian Go Karters. Though the story is predictable and the dialogue is bland, the racing action is actually very engaging and the kids cheered at every overtake and gasped at every spinout. While undoubtedly in Karate Kid's shadow, this is perhaps more suitable for younger audiences, with bullying/violence more implied or restrained than its classic cousin.

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