The Insider

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Fascinating whistleblower story for older teens.

R 1999 157 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 9+


My nine year old watched this earlier today, and said he was just the right age for it. It was a beautiful film, and the only thing to worry about is the idea of death threats in the film.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 11+

Doesn't have anything a 12yo couldn't watch really

There are tense moments,strong language and some death threats.Not really scary just tense.It's a really good film and Russell and Al Pacino are great in it.Reccomended.

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