We Can Be Heroes

Movie review by Stephanie Myers, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Rodriguez' superhero-kid adventure has action, humor.

PG 2020 110 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 76 reviews

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age 6+

If there was a zero-star rating that would be what this movie would have gotten!

The worst movie I have ever seen! It is so boring. The plot does not make sense- the bad guys are their parents!?! The actors are terrible and the special effect looks fake. Very cringy. Worst movie I have ever watched! If there was a zero-star rating that would be what this movie would have gotten! Do not bother to watch!
3 people found this helpful.
age 8+

Not sure why people gave it bad reviews.

The central theme of the movie is that kids have success when they work together. There is a lot of pop culture and it is not complicated in anyway, but our 10 year old chose it for family movie night and he loved it. The rest of us thought it was decent. I didn't see anything offensive in it and there were lots of pluses - e.g. having a superhero in a wheelchair, having a superhero who needs help focusing, and having a Latina grandmother as the Yoda figure.

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