I Am David

Movie review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Beautiful, gentle adaptation of classic novel.

PG 2005 90 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 10+

Best movie I've seen in a long time.

It's a Heartwarming story of a young boy who escaped a Communist prison camp and his experiences on his journey to Denmark to deliver a letter. Fantastic ending with an unexpected twist.
age 12+

For early adolescents (12-15/16?)

Set in post world war 2 times, it tells a story of a 12 year old boys journey from a concentration camp to various parts Europe. recommend this for age 12 and up (or at the very least 10), as the themes are more relatable for that age group.

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