Never Back Down

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Bloody fight film has heart, but it's no champion.

PG-13 2008 113 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Good Movie With Great Theme

This movie does have some suggestive content and plenty of hand to hand violence. Regarding the violence, if you let your kids watch boxing, football or any other violent sport, this should be fine. Whoever is saying there is no positive message clearly didnt watch the movie, or doesnt understand how positive MMA can be for character development. The movie has a theme of reconciling ones past mistakes, and taking ownership of the problems in your life. If you can get past pg-13 conent, you can learn a lot from this film.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

Violent fights. Maybe too aggressive for young easily swayed minds. g

Good message in the end.

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