Parents' Guide to

The Magic of Mangroves

By Davis Ryan Cook, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fact-packed, beautiful nature docu about powerful trees.

Movie PG 2020 50 minutes
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If you want to see a beautiful set of shots portraying a wide range of wildly colorful plants and animals, then it would be a good idea to check out The Magic of Mangroves. If you want to take a deep dive into the complex world of animal and plant interactions that the water trees mangroves are host to, well... it would still be a good idea to to check out The Magic of Mangroves.

The only drawback to the documentary is that it might not catch the attention of viewers who aren't already interested in biology and/or ecology. While this is the case for many nature documentaries on the market, it's especially true for The Magic of Mangroves, whose quick jumps from place to place and species to species can feel arbitrary and not grounded by any sort of overarching plot. However, any viewer who's moderately interested in the concerned subject matter would do themselves good to watch this vibrant and colorful offering.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: November 16, 2020
  • Studio: Doclights
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 50 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • Last updated: November 20, 2022

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