Storm Boy

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.

PG 2019 98 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 6+

It brought back old memories for me

This movie represents our world, compared between different generations of people. I remember the days when my parents told me about what majestic creatures the birds were here in Australia. Remembering their memories of this past brings tears to my eyes. I believe that though not all children might understand the deep messages behind this movie, they will still love it!

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age 9+

BeauTifuL real cuRRent story~FeeL your feeLs

It is sad. But its refreshing to have a realism story current and somewhat educative in the current oversupply of fantasy. And so great to find a labelled remake that didnt ruin the original story. I loved both the versions. And i love how the emotive feel is like you are reading a book.

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