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Kim Swims

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Showing grit, woman trains for tough swim; language.

Movie NR 2017 75 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Beautiful story of struggle

I believe this movie could be watched by children of all ages. There is absolutely nothing in it that adults and children would not find fascinating, inspiring, and adventurous. A movie about the natural world, how humans interact with it and become one with it, and don’t give up in the face of a challenge. Anyone watching Marvel movies should switch to this kind of documentary. Much more to learn from and celebrate.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This film depicts a strong-willed woman whose determination is admirable, and whose sunny attitude sets an example for us all. At 75 minutes, Kim Swims is relatively short, but given the one-note subject and repetitive nature of the interviews extolling Kim's strength and reiterating the difficulty of her quest, the movie could have been even shorter. Nevertheless, Kim is an unforgettable and extraordinary character who is well worth getting to know. Her courage and fortitude, especially in light of the recovery she made after a terrible accident, makes her a great role model for kids of any age struggling to reach their own goals.

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