The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Stunning tale of annual migration -- predators included.

G 2010 78 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+

Be ready to explain the circle of life

This is a great documentary. We watched it with our 4.5 year old and he was very upset when the baby birds are eaten (understandably so, me too). I would say that 4 is too young. Maybe 10? Either way, be ready to explain the circle of life to your child and understand that it is upsetting to watch, even for adults.
age 10+

Traumatizing for nature loving kids

Unlike many other Disney nature documentaries, this one doesn't anthropomorphize the flamingoes. This is an adult documentary with a slow-moving pace. My kids - 6 and 3 - were sobbing hysterically 30 minutes in at the gruesome deaths of the baby flamingoes. We turned it off after the death scene kept on, and on, and on...

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