Midnight Special

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Powerful, emotional sci-fi drama about love and sacrifice.

PG-13 2016 111 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Great movie to watch with the kids

My younger children totally got the plot and it is a great Sci Fi movie with the main character being a boy (child). I don't think its too graphic or confusing not if you are with them to answer questions about the plot.
age 12+

Quickly for parents

Worrying moments: kidnapping, nosebleed in car, mysterious strangers, general anxiety about the small boy, car crashes and chases and particularly when the boys mother has her head smacked against bathroom wall. Attn characters do have a shootout.. Scary light from boys eyes v disconcerting. But a very good film full of excellent performances & a solid logical premise once u accept the proposed reality Watched it with our 11 year olds. They said it was complicated but good. They gasped when the mother was slapped but that was the only shock.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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