One Night in Miami

Movie review by Monique Jones, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Powerful play-based drama focuses on iconic Black leaders.

R 2020 110 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 15+

My life feels more enriched after watching this film

This film...this lovely, inspiring, engrossing, imaginative film. Fantastic performances all the way around! I thought this film would feel a lot like the play that it is based off of, in some stiffness or pandering to being about "acting." Nothing could be further from my misguided preconception. This film is strong and dynamic all on its own. King knows how to present these complex characters and their relationships with each other and with history. A film that makes me feel like my life was enriched after viewing. Applause all around.
age 17+
This is probaly PG-13 for people over 13. You

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Too much violence

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