Parents' Guide to

The Last Dance

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Terrific Michael Jordan docu has cursing, mature topics.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Age 12+

Well, my husband loves basketball and so does my 14 year old son, Zach. So they went to see The Last Dance and the wanted my 11 year old daughter, Ellie and I to come. It had some cursing and mature topics though.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (15):

This well-produced and revealing docuseries offers details about what life was like for Michael Jordan and some of the teammates that supported him on and off the court during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls. The players discuss the challenges they faced growing up, what privately motivated them, and the reasons for choices they made throughout their careers. But thanks to the presence of an embedded film crew during the Bulls' tumultuous 1997–1998 season, The Last Dance centers this broader narrative around the turmoil that unfolded during what became Jordan, Scottie Pippin, and Dennis Rodman's final season with the team. This opens the door for owners and former managers to offer their points of view, and offer explanations for their more controversial decisions, many of which were made for the sake of the franchise. Even if you're not a basketball fan, you'll find some interesting details about the lives of some of the USA's most celebrated NBA players, and the pressures they faced despite being at the top of their game. Meanwhile, those who love Michael Jordan will simply revel in the details.

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