The Greatest Showman

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Jackman and Zendaya entertain in musical Barnum biopic.

PG 2017 105 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 167 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 300 reviews

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age 3+

A Message in Kindness, Humility, Forgiveness, & Being Happy With What You Have

I did not feel that it factually represented PT Barnum & Bailey, nor did it depict Jenny Lind for the amazingly pure and incredibly kind philanthropist that she was. Movies should have to be fact-checked, and disclosure should be listed before or after it shows. BUT the movie was good, and the music was great!

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age 11+

Fun, enjoyable, has positive messages, some romance.

Parents should know that The greatest showman is a great movie with many positive messages about acceptance, courage, family and perseverance. However, Parents should mind a few iffy stuff in the film, as for sexy stuff, there is a bit of romance and kisses, warm looks and a man cheating on his wife but not really meaning to. Some name calling includes « freak » « spooks » etc. Plus, some violence, so expect, fistfights, and a circus on fire (someone is injured severely but survives). Great movie for tweens!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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