The Vast of Night

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Innovative filmmaking, great story in 1950s-set sci-fi tale.

PG-13 2020 89 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Had promise but fell short for me

I really wanted to love this movie (it got stellar reviews, and it is clean enough for my whole family), but it was just too slow to develop for me and was a bit disjointed, with not enough payoff. The way the story was presented was clever, and the two main actors were great. But I was pretty underwhelmed. Also: We had a difficult time hearing the dialogue in the beginning, so much so that we needed to turn on captions. (For what it's worth, my husband and 13-year-old son both liked the movie.) SLIGHT SPOILER: This movie has an unresolved ending (just FYI in case your kid(s) don't do well with those).
age 14+

Really well made, great characters

I love era depicted in the movie. The innocence of the character fits well with the setting. It’s the 50’s, so there is a lot of smoking, but there isn’t any violence. Very classy sci-fi, well made and well acted.

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