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The Natural Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 9+

Sappy baseball flick makes grown men cry.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features racketeering, sex, (unwitting) parental abandonment, and a singular violent scene. With no nudity or extreme language, and only glimpses of blood, the director relies on suggestions and allusions to the King Arthur legend that will probably go over tweens' heads.

  • Families can talk about morals in face of pressure (refusal to be on the "take," rejecting a temptress for a childhood sweetheart). The "scandals" of the movie may seem tame today, and can be explained that they were problematic for a public sports hero at the time. A discerning viewer may be more troubled by the anachronistic head of hair on Robert Redford -- the only landscape in the film that defies the aesthetic conventions of the 1930's.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Strong moral lead offsets sleazy minor characters .

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

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    Sex: Implied sex.

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    Language: Some mild profanity.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue