Turtle: The Incredible Journey

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

age 6+

Educational but slow docu may not keep kids' interest.

G 2011 80 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

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age 8+

great documentary for kids

I have shown this to my 6th grade classes for many years and have incorporated various science lessons with it. It's emotionally captivating, beautifully filmed, magically narrated by Miranda Richardson, and brings thoughtful and environmental topics to the table. Considering it's a nature documentary, it is not really too graphic. 5 stars.

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age 4+

4 only watching with parent. Loved it, but only with watching it with parent, otherwise too much

Of course, parts are scary, I mean the dead turtle was scary, the dad seahorse and when the crap caught the baby turtles to eat them. I watched it with my 3 y old who loved it, but spoke the next day twice about the poor sea horse whos life ended being to close to the big ship. We watched it on the laptop, so the picture was smaller than on a tv and we talked a lot, as my lil one hardly speaks English, so I translated her a lot and we talked a lot about it, which made the movie softer (I didnt made up things as I thought to let her know the truth tho). We dont watch much tv, so it took us two evenings to watch it, but my 3,5 y old loved it and wanted to play the next day all the time being a baby turle coming out of her egg and someone else has to be a bird. But again, with understanding everything they say, on a big tv and alone, I wouldnt let a 3y old watch it. Btw, the most scary parts are really only the ones already mentioned, the last half is smoother, but still.

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