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

age 8+

Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.

G 2010 100 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 4+

Beautifully made movie. Watch it with your kids.

We watched this for the 1st time as a family on Blu-ray. We watched it with our 6 year old, 4 year old and 20 month old. After reading the reviews, we talked with the kids before we watched it. We asked them what do animals eat...answer "other animals". We told them that the movie might show animals eating each other and if they wanted us to we could fast forward at those parts or they could close their eyes or leave the room. From the moment it started, they loved it. Full of questions and captivated. Our 4 year old boy, loved every minute of it. Our 6 year old girl closed her eyes for a few parts (her little brother let her know when it was safe again). The little one was busy playing, but got excited about some of the fish and the polar bear otherwise she ignored it. I could see where some young children would have issues with it, but it is real life and well portrayed so as not to be in your face with the animals that were eaten. Many of the animated movies are much more graphic in their portrayals. The one part that bothered me was the commercial fishing portion with animals trapped in nets. It is the only part with any blood in the water and it shows blood and the silhouettes of people. The kids were distracted during this part and missed it. You need to make a judgement call as a parent with this one and watch it with them the first time or 2. Otherwise, we all loved it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 8+

A beautiful film for tweens

We just watched this this weekend. An AMAZINGLY magical film- my oldest was riveted (my youngest who's 5 1/2 wasn't interested, though) Some of the scenes with pollution and illegal fishing (maiming) are a bit brutal- but I think the message is an important one for kids 8 yrs and above and will hopefully motivate them to take action

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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