The First Grader Synopsis
An 84-year-old Kenyan (Oliver Litondo) fights for the right to obtain an education.
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Movie Reviews

The First Grader

By Luna_ movie
I just wanna tell you, this is a movie, a real one and a must see movie. As an african I felt so proud of this movie with all its realism. Dont miss it Plan to watch it, it is worth....

The First grader

By myinta
Excellent! I have been to Kenya many times since 1970. This film rings true. Go see it....

The First Grader

By splinter1
Excellent movie. The children were priceless and Oliver Litondo and Naomie Harris were effective as the student and the teacher. Brought home the idea that we change people and their prejudstices...

The first grader

By movieloverpl
This movie really touched on the struggle that still goes on in Kenya. I learned that no matter which group is holding down another group, people continou to try to keep each other down. In this case...

The First Grader

By justforthefunofmovies
This is an amazing, heart wrenching and heart felt film - teaching the importance of freedom of education for all....

Great Movie

By hotfuzz
Very entertaining and thought provoking drama...

Charming and good lesson on persistence...

By mqdean
I will see again with my teenage kids to show them a piece of the world they have never seen and a piece of history come to life through the mind of an aging warrior. GO SEE....


By mds0089
This movie was deeply intense and will awaken every emotion you have. It's based on a true story, which I love, because you learn about history and events that have occurred in other parts of the...

Fun movie - a bit simple, but a good flick

By pedro2m
I suspect the true life story had more twists and turns - the plot just seemed to simplistic. But overall an enjoyable film....

Inspirational and emotional

By inkongirl
I took my kids (10 & 13) to see this movie. It was such a powerful experience for all of us. I think they now understand and appreciate the opportunities they have and realize how difficult it can...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some disturbing violent content and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Inspiring true story has some violent wartime flashbacks.
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