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By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

True Alaska tale mixes action and drama; some peril.

Movie PG 2019 114 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 8+

Really good but

I knew nothing about this movie or the real life story except what I read in a few reviews here. I decided to let my kids ranging from 6 to 15 watch. This movie took us through many emotions from heart pounding to “aw” to tears. We all enjoyed it. Except I think it was too much for the 6 year old, very sensitive, animal lover. So if you have any of those in your family, may want to wait on this one.
age 5+

Wonderful film suitable for the whole family

We watched this with our 12-year-old and 10-year-old. It was absolutely wonderful, breathtaking scenery wonderful acting, very exciting and totally suitable for the whole family. We cannot recommend this movie highly enough it was fantastic.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Togo has all the elements of a great tale for the big screen -- gorgeous settings, action enhanced by special effects, A-list star power, and an inspiring tale of humans and their handsome sled dogs. But the film juggles all these elements a little awkwardly, resulting in a solid and worthy but not entirely fulfilling movie set to premiere on the small screen.

Togo is another reminder that Dafoe can make just about any character feel authentic, though he's straddled here with a slightly distracting accent and some eccentric character moments, like when he shouts Shakespeare at his sled dogs. There are drastic shifts in tone between past and present -- Togo's puppyhood on Seppala's austere but pleasant homestead and breakneck adventure on their death-defying rescue mission. Scenes in between, when Seppala and Togo restore their physical and spiritual energy at dimly-lit Inuit-run rest houses, combine these moods and are among the most memorable in the movie.

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