I, Daniel Blake

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Grim drama about heartless welfare system; language.

R 2017 100 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 15+

A powerful gut-punch that underscores collateral damage

Wow...what a film. A film about bureaucracy that captures someone's humanity as it is being extinguished by the social net that is supposed to assist him. A film that does not pull its punches and tracks human desperation. It accurately depicts people's frustrations with government bureaucracy and the capacity of people's humanity towards each other. The two main protagonists break your heart, but what other options are there when you are in a system that is not designed for you to survive since it seems to work overtime to erase your humanity and eventually your existence?
age 13+

Teen appropriate-just some language

PG-13: some strong language

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