War Game

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Tragic WWI Christmas story with profound themes.

PG 2004 29 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+
Good film! However I do not think it's very much suitable for kids

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Very poignant movie, great introduction about war for kids!

I think the movie is great for kids actually, despite the sad parts. It shows the harshness of war but in a much more toned down way than adult war movies. It is not as focused on the violence, but on the tragedy of war and the message of shared humanity. Many people think children can only handle “unicorns and rainbows” nowadays, but children need to be exposed to big ideas and ethical dilemmas in order to learn to think critically and be aware of their world. Children need to realize that not everything has a happy ending, and yet, also strikes a balance of not being too graphic too soon. War Game is a great introduction to the history of WWI and to big ideas about the nature of war and shared humanity. https://historyisfascinating.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/war-game/

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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