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National Parks Adventure

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Beautiful documentary celebrates "America's best idea."

Movie NR 2016 43 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 6+

My 7 and 10 year old girls loved it

We really loved the beauty, the music and the quotes from John Muir. It wasn't too long for their attention spans, and it made them want to go to all the places they featured. Anything that gets my kids interested in time outside is good to me!

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age 5+

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The latest documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films is a soaring, patriotic tribute to the national parks that so many people enjoy as preserved, treasured spaces. The cinematography of National Parks Adventure beautifully captures not only the majesty of the parks but also Anker's abilities as a daring mountaineer and athlete. It's awe-inspiring to watch the three friends use the parks as an amazing playground -- and even those who don't possess the trio's outdoor-adventure skills may find themselves itching to book a trip to the nearest national park (which is, ultimately, the whole point of the movie).

With a patriotic soundtrack that includes that finest of folk songs, "This Land Is Your Land," the film, despite being only 43 minutes long, is a sweeping, inspirational reminder of the amazing places our country has to offer us. Redford is an ideal choice for the narrator, since he admits he chose to live in Utah because of how many national parks the state has. Audiences will revel in the movie's aerial views and the close-ups -- of the beauty of the landscape and of the joy of the climbing, running, hiking athletes.

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