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I Am Bolt

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Winning docu celebrates world's fastest man; mild cursing.

Movie PG 2016 107 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+
Very disappointed. Some scenes of women twerking (shaking her buttocks) right in the camera (towards the beginning of the movie, part of the beach party scene) and other provocative dancing scenes ruined the whole movie. Why does that trash need to be included in the movie? I wanted to watch an inspiring movie about an Olympic athlete. I don't know why Common-Sense Media says this is great for families. Overall, the film was a disappointment (a lot of wasted time and randomness) and the gross scenes ruined it.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 13+

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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This tribute to Usain Bolt, a stunning example of athleticism and determination, doesn't pretend to be an in-depth look at what makes him tick; it's about his humanness, his humor, and his gratitude. Anyone under the assumption that this athlete's natural gifts are the sole reasons for his fame and fortune will be surprised to see that he gives as good as he got. With relentless good humor -- only a few times does his drive come near the edge of falling short -- and the good sense to realize he is "lightning in a bottle," Bolt makes the most of those gifts. He has also been smart enough to gather and retain a team of bright, committed people who help make him good, better, and best. I Am Bolt is a solid documentary, fun to watch and inspirational as it shows what it takes to reach one's full potential. Recommended for tweens and teens, with a caution -- it's long (107 minutes), and there are a few curse words as well as some quick shots of women dancing sensually in bikinis.

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