The Pianist

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

age 16+

Powerful true story of a Jewish pianist has brutal violence.

R 2002 150 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 16+

May be one of the best movies I've ever seen. Please watch this with your (older) kids.

I would say this is one of the most powerful movies about war and the resilience of the human spirit ever made. It is brutal and unrelenting, but the story will stay with you long after you see it. Please watch this with your kids then talk about it afterwards and why we need to be vigilant that nothing like this ever happens again.
age 15+

So good but a bit to mature for younger teens and kids

One of my favorite movies. But the Holocaust is a very strong topic, and this is a very sad movie but I highly recommend this.

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