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Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Inspired Israeli leader's rise through the ranks; violence.

Movie NR 2022 129 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

An uplifting Documentary!

This is an excellent documentary about a wonderful man. Had his political opponents listened to him, the troubles between Israel and the Palestinians would probably not exist.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Bad movie, historically inaccurate

Historically very inaccurate and is just a big Israeli propaganda movie. Not denying that Simon Perez was a great politician andan agent of peace. But the way the documentary tackled the history was just inaccurate, insensitive, biased, and just plane bad.

Is It Any Good?

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

This well-written and well-researched production by director Richard Trank, narrated by Oscar winner George Clooney (Syriana), is historic cinema at its finest. Although the film covers a lot, Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres is worth the watch of each and every frame of revealing firsthand interviews and archival footage and photos.

In one interview, Peres declares that he was "an exceptionally large baby. I was a sensation, if you want." U.S. President Bill Clinton shares comments on Peres' later years stating that "people were always amazed that no matter how old he got, first, he looked good, and he stayed young in mind. Made him young at heart. That's how he kept going." And with the future always present for Peres, he stayed on-message by telling "young people, that each of you, every girl and every boy, are richer, and deeper, and better than you think. Look in yourself. Keep your curiosity." Truly inspirational thoughts for kids and teens to consider in their own lives from a world-class dreamer!

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