All Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Evocative retrospective drama follows changes of the '60s.
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Network: NBC
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense WWII biopic is inspiring but doesn't go deep enough.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Moody Biblical battle epic about Moses is gory and dull.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Compelling lead performance saves violent Bolivar biopic.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
Dig
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Complex archaeology thriller doesn't wow, but OK for teens.
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Network: USA
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Contemplative but pretentious drama about Lincoln's boyhood.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Stunning graphics intensify violence; gameplay disappoints.
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Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Charming but mature post-WWII coming-of-age drama.
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In Theaters Now
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
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By Michael Northrop
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Mature coming-of-age adaptation has violence, drugs.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
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Network: BET
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)

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