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If I Had Wings

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Inspiring story of blind young runner deals with bullying.

Movie PG 2015 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

This title has:

Great messages
age 11+

Good Little Movie

Deals with friendship between children from opposite ends of the track. Good messages about dealing with bullies and giving people a 2nd chance

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

No surprises here: Characters learn what they're supposed to learn, alter their behavior on time and as required, and the results are exactly as expected in inspirational sports films. But the performances are strong; messages are clear and earnest; and the film is well-executed by what appears to be the entire Harmon family. Dad, Allan, is the director; son Richard and daughter Jessica play major roles; Mom, Cindy, produces, among other responsibilities. The scenes directly related to cross-country running feel less than authentic, and though that would be a plus, it doesn't change the overall impact of the story. Older kids, tweens, and teens, will probably recognize the derivative nature of the story but enjoy If I Had Wings anyway.

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