Parents' Guide to

Night on Earth

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Revelatory nature docu captures nocturnal animals worldwide.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Inappropriate age rating, bad sound.

Inappropriate for small children yet rated U, which is ridiculous for nighttime dark lit shots of vampire bats biting seals. Can't hear a word the narrator says as the music is played over the top at a higher volume so can't really learn much but there's some great footage and it looks really fascinating. Needs to be rated PG and have the volume levels sorted then it'd be great.

Is It Any Good?

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The footage captured by low-light camera technology is consistently breathtaking. However, the technological breakthrough comes with a trade-off: Night on Earth mostly captures its subjects performing relatively mundane activities. That may be why Samira Wiley's narration feels so constant and intrusive, and why she frequently has to remind viewers how rare this glimpse into nature is. Ultimately, however, it offers a never-before-seen window into intimate animal scenes around the world, and revealing the activities of these nocturnal species is educational and illuminating.

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