White Fang (2018)

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Elegantly animated take on classic book has some violence.

NR 2018 87 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 7+

One to watch with your kid, get ready to pause and discuss

I watched this with my almost 6 year old, who is really into animals and nature. He’s also rather sensitive to sad and scary scenes in movies (he can’t get through finding Nemo), but he’s also interested in history and has heard about MLK, Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai in school already, so he’s familiar with historical violence and injustices. We thought we’d give this a try. We paused the movie throughout whenever he had a question, whether it was about the harsh realities of frontier life, mistreatment of Native Americans, the realities of dog fighting and violence against animals. I’ve read the book so I knew what we were in for, so I would pause before I thought anything bad would happen and talked about what we were about to see. Most of the violence happens off screen. We have a small TV and as a precaution I played it at a lower volume so it wouldn’t be overwhelming. He was up for the challenge of the movie and he loved it. It’s certainly not for every kid, but if you think they can handle it then I say go for it.
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age 5+

Beautiful and positive

Great story. It has some animal violence. Positive values.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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