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Parents' Guide to

The Father Who Moves Mountains

By John Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dull rescue drama has some peril, language, smoking.

Movie NR 2021 108 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

If hitler was a movie this would be it. Horrible.

What a waste of time. Movie's like this are becoming a common occurring. They try to be a cliffhanger but rather more be become a waste of time. This was more a movie about a failing father and husband. Shocking. The actors are all emotionless. No story line, no excitement, nothing. If i was to ever go back in time and i was told to give people advice about the future, i would just tell them to NEVER watch this movie and to never watch Tenent either.
age 18+

A Waste of Time Watching the Selfishness of the Wealthy

This movie underperformed on many levels. The one thing this movie focused more on is how a middle aged wealthy man with connections uses his power, influence and money in an attempt to find his son buried somewhere up in the snowy mountains to no avail! I'm sorry I wasted time watching this movie which brought about no rescue but only displayed the selfishness of human nature in human beings to which is already understood to exist, hence the condition of the world. If this movie was to entertain it failed miserably!

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The scenery and cinematography on display are gorgeous and lush. The rest of the elements of The Father Who Moves Mountains, unfortunately, are quite underwhelming and disappointing. The "hero" of the story is an affluent ex-intelligence officer who has loads money and friends in high places. Unsatisfied with the search and rescue team's lack of progress, as he figures it, Mircea takes it upon himself to call in "rich-White-guy" favors, rejects saving others in need, and hoards his own power, resources, and workforce. Meanwhile, the viewers are still supposed to feel sorry for and root for this guy?

When everyone else is sensibly moving on, Mircea continues to waste money and puts other people's lives at risk by not giving up his search. It's odd that his incredibly selfish behavior kind of merges with this film's idea of "heroism," as the title isn't supposed to be ironic or sarcastic. And the only argument the father or the film offers for justifying his behavior is various forms of: "what if it was your child?" The other problem is that there isn't any depth to the one note, "I will stop at nothing to find my son," father nor is there any depth to the story. Nothing surprising happens. Actually, nothing really happens during the entire film, and it isn't clear what this film is trying to say.

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