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What We Found

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

High school kids solve crime; violence and language.

Movie NR 2020 110 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


Made it seem like marijuana is common place for all teens. Way too much swearing. Couldn’t finish the movie. Only got through the first 10 minutes then shut it off.

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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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This movie is engaging, largely thanks to adroit editing and natural performances by Jordan Hall as the brainy Marcus and Oona Lawrence as his courageous and plucky best friend Holly. For undersized ninth grader Marcus, high school is a scary place, filled with large and menacing bullies, and we can believe that he would keep his problems to himself, given that his single mother is a night shift nurse busy making ends meet.

But at times credibility is strained when he takes on a bit too much for a kid, even a kid trying to protect his overtaxed mom. Complaints are minor, but in the movie's effort to suggest that even bullies can be nice and even corrupt people can turn around and do the right thing, it sometimes feels as if characters have changed unrecognizably by the end of What We Found.

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