The World's Fastest Indian

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Hopkins' joyous romp is a little slow for kids.

PG-13 2005 127 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Inspiring story with mature themes

The movie is about a man from New Zealand who dreams of testing the speed of his Indian motorcycle at Bonneville. He is a man with a colorful personality, which adds to the charm of the movie. While there are indeed mature themes in the movie, I think it can be a great platform for addressing with children how social and cultural differences can be handled with a spirit of charity. Indeed, this is perhaps the most impressive aspect of the movie's portrayal of Burt Munro - his acceptance of everyone. Great lessons for kids who are at the proper maturity to observe it and discuss it. By the way, it's based on a true story. Just google "Burt Munro".

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