Pele: Birth of a Legend

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

age 10+

Biopic may be fun for soccer fans, but it's too formulaic.

PG 2016 107 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 8+

Great Movie even for non-soccer fans

My kids all love this movie, even the non-sports oriented ones. It has the death of a childhood friend, not overly wrought but good to be aware of if your child is particularly sensitive to that, but it is meaningful to the plot and I think tastefully portrayed. Overall message is one of accepting who you are and where you come from, even being proud of it, no matter what other people think or how they treat you. I think it is helpful for kids to see that even a legend like Pele struggled with that!

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age 8+

Brilliantly moving movie

This movie is great! My husband and I watched this with our 11 year old, who plays football. It was a very inspiring movie and a must see for all 1st world children....

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