Ice Castles

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Schmaltzy classic skating movie for romantics.

PG 1978 108 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Was maybe good when it came out, but...

This incredibly dated movie was one of my favorites growing up, so I shared it with my kids. We were all absolutely mortified by the language - most of it seemingly just gratutitious swearing to 'make' a main character seem harsh. The smoking and drinking, too, is typical for the time - it's everywhere. This is NOT the feel-good movie I remember. It is an incredibly labored movie that drags on and on, until it finally reaches its feel-good conclusion. Meanwhile, your kids are exposed to major profanity, boring character development and a bunch of puppy-love schmaltz. My kids hated it and my fond recollections were tossed right out the window.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Great movie

I saw this years ago and loved it.

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