Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Movie review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Human species series is informative, dramatic, violent.

NR 2012 552 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 14+


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Great messages
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age 12+

Very focused on War

We've only watched the first disc in the series, but it seems rather sensational and overly focused on war. Not that war isn't a big part of history, but even inventions and discoveries are presented in a framework of war. The depictions of battle are constant and unnecessary and several of elements like farming and democracy are glossed over with battles. It does go through several pivotal moments in history and so may be worth watching. I am having to watch often and talk often about the why we think they focus so much on war and why it seems so sensational and how they could have made the movie better.

This title has:

Too much violence

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