Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Interesting tale of plucky WWI dog has some war violence.

PG 2018 85 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 6+

Great historical movie with bravery and heroism. And a dog!

My six year old daughter, who is sensitive to violence and harm, watched this movie with no trouble at all. I've also shown it all of my 4-6 social studies classes since it deals with WWI and actual historical events. It also shows characters demonstrating bravery and heroism. There are scenes from the battles, but all is mild and doesn't show any blood or real violence. I recommend it for families as well as school classes. Even my 6th graders enjoyed it!

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age 8+

Wow! This was a really good movie!

Our family chose to give this movie a try. Not expecting too much but hoping it would be a good one time rental for the family. Surprise, Surprise! We.Loved.This.Movie! It will be added to our home collection, we loved it so much. Sweet, cute and informative. Yes, it is about the first World War and so there are bullets flying and bombs going off along with hurt soldiers and desolate villages and landscapes. BUT, no blood or scary scenes. The scariest it gets is when they are wearing gas masks and at one moment it seems the dog may not make it but it's all good in the end. I would caution younger viewers or families with ultra sensitive kiddos though. My little loved it and she does not handle peril, tense scenes or violence at all. She did well with this and it was a great history lesson for her. We just finished WW1 in homeschool studies. It was a great end to that series of studies. Loved it!

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