Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Well-made survival story has intense peril, some blood.

PG-13 2019 97 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

Too intense for younger viwers

R: intense peril and a brief life/death situation
age 13+

Fabulous story of courage and love

This is a great example of how you can do a great film with little resources and a cast of three people. With stunning visuals and a fine managing of pace, this minimalistic film keeps you nailed to the screen until the last scene. A welcome production in an otherwise crowded market of trashy films with enormous budgets, poor acting, profusion of special effects and no message. My 13 year old loved it an so did I.

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