In the Heart of the Sea

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Riveting historical story has great action but uneven drama.

PG-13 2015 121 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 16+


Beware there is cannibalism in this film although not visual shown. Other than that it is a good movie overall .

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Too much violence
age 5+

A classic for my kids!

We watch this every night it seems. The cinematography is enchanting for my daughters.

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