The Ghost and the Darkness

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Lions terrorize bridge-building crew; gore and violence.

R 1996 110 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Great movie, love the history!

Common Sense definitely did not do their homework in this one! This movie is based on a true story, so bringing in the white hunter is based on actual fact, and not some controversial racially motivated nonsense that we need to dissect. It’s what actually happened, because the behavior of the lions was so out of character that the natives didn’t know what to do. This is a great movie to watch with your older teenagers, and enjoy the history. Then check out the actual stuffed lions at the museum in Chicago!
age 14+

Looks like commonsense didn’t watch the movie

Ok first of all it’s non a fiction drama, this is based on something that actually happened which makes most of the descriptions wrong. They didn’t ‘portray’ white people saving Africans, white people actually did go there and do it. The actual lions are stuffed and in Chicago on exhibit. Great movie, better if you’re going to teach the history . Greee as t messages when they talk about bridges bringing people of different ethnic backgrounds together.

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