The Circle

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Tech thriller tackles privacy issues but rings false.

PG-13 2017 110 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 14+

Save ur time

Didn’t watched movies for while so this movie was my hope I’ve been really put down story more or less no sense grab anything and past here and there to make something and end up nothing iam sure who wrote story was drunk and who accept it was as well plz don’t watch it
age 10+

Good Lessons

This movie has one inappropriate scene, but is very quick and can easily be skipped. Very good lessons and exceptional messages about technology for kids and teens. Totally recommend!! I am a Christian mom and definitely approve of this if you can skip over that one scene.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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