The Natural

Movie review by Peter Albert, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Sappy baseball movie has violence, emotional intensity.

PG 1984 134 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 11+

So many other better baseball films...

Preposterous and difficult to embrace. Trying to purport that this is the film for the every man having to deal with bad luck and once in a lifetime circumstances, but only comes out feeling Hollywood manufactured with no basis in the "everyman" experience. Perhaps it has a place in the pantheon of sports films and in the subgenre of baseball films, but I would argue it would be in the fantasy baseball film genre. And by fantasy I mean full on fantastic feats and where to find them.
age 13+

Good movie

I'm surprised that in the language section there is no mention of the word G..D .... used twice towards the end of the movie. It's like people don't think taking the Lord's name invane is considered swearing anymore. It would have been a great movie if they hadn't used the Lord's names invane! It was totally unnecessary!

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