Movie review by Randy White, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Suspenseful Cold War tale with teen gamer in control.

PG 1983 114 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Thrilling, thought-provoking and very clever!

This is one of the few films I know of that is filled with action and suspense, yet has little to no violence. Rather, the film earns its rating because of intense scenes and a fair amount of bad language. Though this movie may be dated by now, its message still stands strong and the subject matter is great for promoting discussions between parents and children. It is immensely fun to watch together too - the story is utterly gripping and will have you on the edge of your seat!

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Too much swearing
age 14+
This movie has lots of swearing. I made the mistake of showing it to my nephew. If you want to keep your kid away from profanity avoid this movie. It has s**t, d**n, a** hole, and p***k. It also has sexual references.

This title has:

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Movie Details

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For kids who love action and strategy games

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