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Parents' Guide to

Mystery Alaska

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Grown-up Mighty Ducks isn't meant for kids.

Movie R 1999 119 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+


Enjoyable little movie with okay performances that is not meant for kids. Mainly because of the single sex scene and some nudity.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 17+

Hockey Rules Eh!

For those fans who love movies like Young Blood, and Slap Shot, Mystery Alaska is right up your alley! Great movie for the Adults, Full of Humor, Sexuality, and HOCKEY! A must rent

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Mystery Alaskais a basic Rocky movie and a grown-up version of The Mighty Ducks. There's the basic redemption through sports plot, a loveable character's death, the healing of old wounds, important lessons of teamwork and pride, endearingly quirky players, resolved family problems, a young player just beginning and an older one about to hang up his skates, and at least one speech about how our guys don't play for money, they play for the love of the game!

Not that there's anything wrong with that. The reason that formulas endure is that they usually work, as long as the details are all right, it's not overtly manipulative, and nothing interferes with our ability to suspend disbelief. And here the details are pretty good, especially the feel of the remote, snowy town, where kids skate the river and make out in snowplows and everyone attends the weekly hockey game. And there are fine ensemble performances. The hockey game is pretty good, too. And there are a couple of very funny guest cameos to pick things up near the end.

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