Parent reviews for Radium Girls

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Common Sense says

age 13+

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Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

age 11+

11 and up

Very interesting movie that shows what can happen when good people stand up for the truth.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Great introduction to biochemistry

I use this film to introduce biochemistry to young adults and how chemicals effect our bodies, especially how our knowledge of the dangers of chemicals has changed over time and how this knowledge is often hidden from consumers and citizens because of profit. The film is from the perspective of a teenage woman which helps teenagers relate to the storyline. Some of the political aspects of the movie can also be used to start a discussion on the changes in workers rights and environmental policy. The movie is wholesome and does a good job at depicting life for workers and women in the 1920s.

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Great messages
age 14+

Strange political and ideological additions to an otherwise inspiring true story

The parts of this movie that are actually based on the true story are brilliant and worth seeing. The parts where the writers and director took creative license are odd at best. There is a significant focus by the main characters on Egyptian polytheism and belief in the 'goddess of truth' that runs throughout the movie. One scene shows them asking questions of a tarot cards. Communism is a very subtle addition as well. The main character's love interest it initially looked at skeptically because he has communist symbols on his bag (meant to show he has some affiliation with the party) but he then becomes a trusted friend and it's never mentioned. In the final scene of the movie a protest for workers rights is shown in a positive and progressive light - and alongside protest signs encouraging women to vote are signs saying "join the communist party".
age 13+

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Great role models