Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Personalized picks at your fingertips

Get the mobile app on iOS and Android

Parents' Guide to

Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Touching tribute to iconic civil rights leader; violence.

Movie NR 2018 87 minutes
Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

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

McDonald's film is assuredly one of the most definitive, well-reported documentaries about King's role to rid racial segregation in the United States. According to McDonald in Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream, the civil rights leader "dreamed of black and white children playing together. People of all races around the same table." And says supermodel Naomi Campbell about King, "He was fearless. Someone who put himself on the frontline to sacrifice and speak up for the people that couldn't and didn't have a voice." King's influential words still resonate today and may inspire kids and teens to take part in civil rights activism.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate