Parents' Guide to

I Am All Girls

By John Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Intense human trafficking thriller has sexual violence.

Movie NR 2021 107 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

To Protect Our Children.

Saw it on Netflix, I plan to have my 5yr old and 12 yr old watch it to show them what they are posting of themselves online could get them kidnapped and put for Trafficking or worse. yes children (Girls)are starting young now, several kids so called kid shows teach them to do selfies in many different ways, it sad but true. we need more shows like this to scare them away from doing selfies.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This South African thriller is good, but quite by-the-book, despite it working from factual source material. While the plot differs from what happened historically, I Am All Girls still has a strong and important message. What it lacks in actual information is replaced with a taut thriller that follows two strong and gay women leads working to stop human trafficking. But this movie is also a revenge thriller, as a vigilante steadily picks off villain after villain. While it often verges more into the stock trades of this kind of thriller (research montages, police procedural dialogue, shootouts, glory kills, chase scenes), the stakes and emotional weight of what everyone is fighting for remains solid. The brutality of trafficked kids is shown often (but not the sexual abuse directly), on their faces, in their tears, and in the adult faces of those around them, even if these adults are part of the system. Further, the fact that well over half a million women are trafficked each year and well over half of them are kids is crushingly tragic and hard to accept. Even worse, only 1% of these women and kids are ever recovered.

As far as representation goes, I Am All Girls features strong performances from its two stars, but many viewers might wonder why the film wasn't only about Ntombi or mainly about her and not the White woman investigator, Jodie?

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