The Stray

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

age 10+

Faith-based family drama could distress dog lovers.

PG 2017 92 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 10+


This movie was gifted to my family for Christmas as a family bonding opportunity. (Family movie night). Besides the fact that the movie had very little character building the movie was devastating. Yes while these are real life issues that need to be addressed and discussed, right before bed for a "family movie night" is not the time or the place. Not your feel good film of the year!
age 7+

Excellent movie

My 12 year old granddaughter loves this movie and wanted to watch it with me. I loved it too... lots of meaning. How God brings a dog to them. The power of prayer and how important family is.

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