Miracle

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

age 8+

Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.

PG 2004 130 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 10+

Good discussions about “tough love” and masculinity

We had some good discussions (with our 13yo) about how Brooks’ tough love style has contributed to a “show no weakness” culture that has negatively impacted men and women, from concussions (every one expects the goalie to snap out of his in the big game) to domestic violence. But it’s still a good story, and all this can be discussed hand in hand with the value of hard work and teamwork etc that the movie espouses.
age 12+

A very moving movie!

PG-13: sport action and some mild language

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