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Greatness Code

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

World's best athletes inspire with their success stories.

TV Apple TV+ Drama 2020
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Overall, this series is enjoyable -- especially for kids who like sports -- but there's some degree of variability in the quality of the storytelling. Quarterback Tom Brady talking about his perfect performance in a blowout game against the Buffalo Bills is less compelling than hearing Katie Ledecky telling the story of winning Olympic gold as a 15-year-old. The interviews are heavily stylized. The copious amounts of animation can makes the short feel more like a music video than a documentary, which makes it harder to follow the through line of the story the athlete is telling. This may make it particularly difficult for younger viewers to keep up.

Ultimately, however, sports fans will enjoy learning about the inspiring stories behind their heroes, and parents will appreciate the great example these athletes set with their work ethic and mental toughness. Greatness Code is a worthwhile watch for families and can spark conversations about what it takes to succeed.

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