The Last Starfighter

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Lighthearted space adventure has a fun '80s feel.

PG 1984 101 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

This movie so perfect that all remakes have been cancelled and any remake will be not as good

Sometimes a movie maker just gets things right. This is one of those movies.

This title has:

Great role models
age 13+

Fun flick; moreso PG-13.

Practical effects, a fun story, and a supporting role by the Music Man!

This title has:

Too much swearing

Movie Details

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