Parents' Guide to

Seven Years in Tibet

By Tony Nigro, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Soul-searching story won't interest younger teens.

Movie PG-13 1997 136 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

One of the best films ever!

This is one of the best movies ever! Based on a true story, the plot is compelling and the scenery is spectacular. This film gives viewers a taste of other cultures and how they think and live. It also shows how difficult experiences can help someone to become more compassionate and humane. A must-see for middle teens and up.
age 13+

Excellent film

Excellent educational film about Buddism ,the Dalai Llama and Tibet during World War 2. Historically accurate and a starting point for delving deeper into the history of the country and Buddism.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET is truly an epic film. At once historically accurate and emotionally honest, the movie's taut construction keeps the story moving to the point that the 140-minute is largely accessible. It offers a plethora of positive lessons, particularly the peaceful, humane teachings of the Dalai Lama that inspire Heinrich's acceptance of paternal responsibility. Despite Brad Pitt's inconsistent German accent, his portrayal of Heinrich remains as compelling as the film's breathtaking Himalayan vistas.

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