Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Casts a potent spell.
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More to the point of this marvelous film, who knew there were kids as heroic, in their various ways, as these valiant super-spellers?
Boasts all of the drama and suspense of any reality TV show, but it actually stars smart people. And they're kids.
Thrilling little epic set in the bewildering arena of the English language.
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OK for kids 9+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this documentary has some tense and sad scenes. Children are upset when they lose (they are escorted onstage to a "comfort room"). One child uses a mildly bad word.
Messages: Determination, hard work, and following your goals and dreams are great take-aways here.
Violence: Tense scenes of competition.
Sex: Not an issue
Language: One very brief word.
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: A parent possibly impaired by drugs or alcohol at one point.
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