Winged Migration

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

As pretty and light as a feather on the wind.

G 2003 89 minutes

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age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+

Visually (and aurally) gorgeous, but caveat if your kid is sensitive to suffering

It’s a lovely film, but there is one “horrifying” scene (Roger Ebert’s word, and it’s fitting) where a bird that has a broken wing is unable to escape a mob of hungry crabs, who pile on top of the bird until you can’t even see it anymore to tell if it’s still struggling. I’m 65 and I will never watch that scene again. I can’t imagine how the other reviewers missed that. Anyway, if you know your child will get upset, watch this in segments and skip the crab scene. Nature is violent, but this scene is excessively cruel, in my opinion. Kids don’t need to be deadened to the suffering of others.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 7+

Scrumptious AND Educational

This is one of the most beautiful films. Visually captivating, it allowed me to talk with my 7 year old son (who is pretty hyper and into more action/adventure films) about bird migration, geography, distances, pollution and our role in taking care of the planet. Awe inspiring and a gorgeous educational opportunity.

This title has:

Educational value

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