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Secrets of the Mountain

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun adventure pic is packed with positive family messages.

Movie NR 2010 84 minutes
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Buried treasure, hidden codes, a long-lost map, ever-lurking danger -- this entertaining film has all the makings of an action-adventure flick that could rival peers like the Indiana Jones series. True, the outcome is fairly predictable for anyone who’s not still in grade school, but surprisingly in this case, that pitfall doesn’t detract much from the overall enjoyment of the film. What’s more, the movie pays such close attention to the intricacies of the family members’ emotional journeys toward each other that this heartwarming storyline actually overshadows the treasure quest.

This is a truly worthwhile movie that will please nearly every member of your family. Young kids are the exception because there is a lot of drama, some violence, and plenty of uncertainty – as well as a lingering villain-type character who tries to sabotage them – all of which might upset their sensitive natures. As for adults, the chance to watch a movie with the whole family is enough to compensate for the predictability and blatant product placement.

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