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By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A beautiful, rare family film that everyone can enjoy.

Movie PG 2005 98 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 26 parent reviews

age 11+

A sweet, imaginative movie... when you skip 2 scenes

I’m glad I was watching the movie with my boys, ages 9 and 11... I was able to skip over the brief internet bra scene (which wasn’t that horrible, but still), and provide some explanation for why the adults were waking up in bed together. These are true things that happen in the world, so I use them as teaching moments. But still, wish the director had skipped that. For me, the positive messages in this movie were worth it. Consumerism is at large in our society, and I’m glad to see a movie that explores what giving and abundance looks like from a fresh perspective. I also found the saintly visions quite hilarious, and so did my kids. Hint: I turned on English subtitles so my kids could follow the dialogue a little more closely.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
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age 16+

Extremely offensive movie, if you are Christian.

A little boy sees apparitions of saints all through the movie. One is smoking, and basically tells him that you have to be good on earth and then you can do whatever you want in heaven. Another dismisses the miracle of the loaves and fishes as a slight of hand trick. Preteens look at inappropriate content online. There is a completely random scene of a playboyesque clad woman with an older gentleman In a sleigh that keeps reappearing and has no relation or bearing to the movie. And to boot, the movie itself is boring, with a puzzling storyline and mediocre ending.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26):
Kids say (19):

Based on screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce's children's book of the same name (Millions), this is a rare movie that has equal appeal for kids and adults. Millions is not a kids' movie that has a few arch jokes to keep the adults happy but a genuine cross-generational gem. Children will appreciate the funny and suspenseful story and the respect Boyle and Boyce have both for their young characters and their audience. Adults will like the literate script, which doesn't pander or condescend, and the stylish and original direction.

Newcomer Etel's luminous performance anchors the film and provides its heart and soul. For ultimately, after you cut through all the intellectual and emotional layers, the brilliant cinematography, and the humor and excitement, this is the story of a lonely, loving child trying as hard as he can to be good, to do what's right, and to connect with the world of spirit, but in a way that is never less than believably childlike and real. It's not often a movie like this comes along for the family to share and talk about.

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