Lord of the Flies

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

age 12+

Book-based classic has brutal violence, bullying.

NR 1963 92 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 2+
It had too little violence, any kid that rea dit would be fine.

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age 12+

good

good

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