Local Hero

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

A poignant, funny tale of a simpler life.

PG 1983 111 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

A film to reflect upon

A film that completely depends on its characters and dialogue. There is not much bad language, even less sex, and no violence at all. What will the sharp negotiator from Texas do when he gets to the Scottish fishing village? Will he get what he came for? Will the locals get a good deal? Why does that fellow keep roaring past on his motorbike? A film with perhaps more questions than answers. The technology may have changed since 1983, but people have not changed that much at all.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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