Parents' Guide to

Harry & Snowman

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A man and horse save each other in moving docu.

Movie NR 2016 84 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Excellent documentary

Our 14 year old, a budding cynic, loved it. The 9 year old just kept saying "I don't get it" - it would be fine for any age kid to watch this, but kids before middle school will not understand a lot of the subtlilty.

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Is It Any Good?

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This documentary is satisfying on so many levels, and suggests that random acts of kindness sometimes provide unknowable rewards. Harry saved a horse headed for the glue factory just because they happened to make eye contact. It's fun to root for the $80 farm horse as he beats the establishment's best and most expensive Thoroughbreds, all shown in home movies and newsreels of the time. But while this is a feel-good story, director Ron Davis uses interviews with the 86-year-old Harry and his adult children to present a man with many strengths and just as many flaws. Fortunately, his weaknesses don't stand in the way of his humanity. When the emotionally-overcome Harry stands at the horse's grave and says, "He made me," all viewers will understand the meaning of gratitude.

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