The Great Alaskan Race

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Intense but uneven historical drama showcases teamwork.

PG 2019 87 minutes

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age 9+

CAUTION; more death than reviews state

I was suprised at how much death was showed in this movie seeing that it was rated for ages 9 and up. Based upon the reviews and story plot given, we gave it a try as my boys love any "live action" vs animated. So we figured it was similar to Balto. While it was, it showed way more footage of the sick children as well as them passing than I felt was necessary for their young eyes to see. We did have discussion about different time periods and how vaccines have now been created to help with things like that, as well as airplanes that can now deliver medicine to remote parts of the world if needed. We did stop the movie about half way through as it was just too intense. Just a heads up for those parents wondering if it would be a good fit for your younger children.
age 8+

Fantastic Movie!

This is an outstanding movie of an amazing true story

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