The Tiger Rising

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Disappointing adaptation has upsetting ending, gun violence.

PG 2021 102 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

Not appropriate

This movie started out great, myself and my kids were enjoying it. The kid characters were likeable and good actors, but after multiple scenes with a mean character that had a gun on him just to walk around going about every day life I turned it off. We are Canadian and this is not something I am interested in my kids seeing. People walking around with guns like an accessory we won’t watch or support a movie that depicts it as such. I finished watching the movie and I am so glad I turned it off for my kids. It was very upsetting. Movie makers if any of you read these reviews be better. Guns shown as an every day accessory do not have a place in movies geared to kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 9+

The Book is Better

This is a totally fine adaptation of the novel, but it definitely holds to the fact that the book is always much better. I think they handled the violence well at the end by making it more comic book style. If you haven't read the book, you should absolutely read it. You will understand the film much more. This is a great way to teach figurative language, symbolism, and theme.

This title has:

Great messages

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