Parents' Guide to

Long Way North

By Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.

Movie PG 2016 81 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Great movie

We all really enjoyed this movie as a family, 15, 13 and 9. Animation style was unique and story took a minute to get rolling but it was but very entertaining. It showed hardships and trials of characters, kindness of strangers, honor of the captain, and that people can change for the better. I had to look it up if it was a true story, and it made a curious more about who did discover the North Pole and the history of these type of sailors. Highly worth watching!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+
Beautiful animation. Train jumping, adventure, a shipwreck. Perseverance by a young woman to find her grandfather. We enjoyed it very much.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (1):

This is a beautiful hand-drawn animated film with a wonderful story. Sasha's parents want her to stop dreaming, act appropriately, and get married, but she does none of those things, instead finding her inner strength and believing in herself as her instincts take her on the adventure of a lifetime. The movie could have been a typical princess story, but instead it explores how Sasha rises to the challenge of surviving on her own.

Long Way North isn't in a rush to tell its story. Viewers are allowed take in the gorgeous animation and see Sasha grow into a confident leader who's both knowledgeable and quick to learn. She's told over and over that she doesn't know what she's talking about and that she's not capable of finding her grandfather, but she proves everyone wrong. There's so much to like in Long Way North -- from the beautiful images to the powerful story -- that older kids and parents will love watching it together.

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