The Martian

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

age 12+

Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.

PG-13 2015 141 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 50 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 154 reviews

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age 12+

Twists and turns that keeps you in your seat

After watching Interstellar I am forever apprehensive about seeing Matt Damon in space. What is his "real" motivation? But he establishes that he is a different character, but similar to Will Smith I ask the question...isn't there anyone else that can fill that role? The film has a lot of action and keeps you on the edge of your seat...even when you are fairly confident you know how it will turn out. The journey is still quite engaging. Although I understand the impulse of wanting to know "where are they now?" I think the film ending panders to Hollywood sentimentality.
age 10+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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