Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Exciting action can't mask thin story, iffy representations.

PG-13 2005 120 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 18+

It swears

I watched this when I was younger when I really didn’t pay attention to swear words because I don’t sweat myself while other people do. Now that I have children myself I pay attention and don’t want them exposed to it in their own home. 15 minutes into the movie it swore twice like it was the normal way to talk for them. Huge Bummer, it would be great without the swearing.

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age 15+

Sahara – Not Even A Grain Of Good Sense!

Another McConaughey fiasco, all bluster, no brain and a huge loss of money. Hard to believe that people starve while multiple millions are wasted on junk like this. Great locations, big-budget effects, big music score all wrapped around a trite, silly violent script. No wonder the disappointed novelist sued the movie makers for this mess but to no avail, everybody lost money on this non-event. Seems to be a lot of silly folk in movieland to let this even get past the scripting and production stages. Stay away from this desert if you’re looking for a good story - if looking to fill an empty head with a lot of hot air and sand, you’ve come to the right place. For very easily pleased adults who mislead their kids. If you like McConaughey, try 'The Free State Of Jones' for a more honest approach to storytelling and action.

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