Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

JFK movie captures mood but omits a great deal; some blood.

PG-13 2013 93 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+


The movie is about President Kennedy in parkland, i think that it should not be show to 3 year olds! There may be blood involved.
age 14+

Set the expectations low and you'll have a good time

This so-so Kennedy assassination reenactment has tons of stars, but only James Badge Dale and Paul Giamatti, respectively as the assassin's brother and the man who took the infamous Kennedy footage, get a solid amount of screen time. The rest of the characters are just famous places reenacting history. The emotional reactions are pretty authentic, but I needed more investment in the characters for this not just to be a made for TV movie on the matter.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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