The Mighty

7.21 h 40 min1998X-RayPG-13
With his loving and supportive mother (Stone), 13-year-old Kevin (Kieran Culkin) moves in next door to another teen, Max. Though both have problems that label them as outcasts, Kevin and Max discover that by proudly combining their strengths and uniting as one, they can overcome their individual limitations and triumph over any adversity!
Peter Chelsom
Gena RowlandsHarry StantonSharon Stone
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Gillian Anderson
Jane StartzSimon Fields
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

2813 global ratings

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Hugh E. WilsonReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Difficult to watch...
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...feel good story. Outstanding performances by youthful actors.
Susan FrostReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Good movie
JovyReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Great Family movie.
HayleeReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing story!
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My class watched this movie after finishing the book! They thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the relation it made to the book.
GretchenReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ready For a Really Good Cry?? a Box of Kleenex, Please!!!
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Then this is THE movie for you... Keiran Culkin (MacCulley's younger brother) plays Kevin, a young man with a serious disease which his internal organs grow faster than he does, which leaves him physically disabled for a lot of things... Elden Henson plays Max, a big kid for anybody's standard, but huge for an 8th grader, who thinks he is quite stupid, and lets everybody else believe that also. There is a group of really mean boys while Max and they are in Gym class playing basketball, the mean boys play "bowling for cripples", and aim for Kevin, and just like bowling ball pins: down he goes, and Max gets blamed for it. Max gets detention, and he is assigned to a tutor to help him read. As it turns out, his tutor is Kevin, which is noticed by both of them. The book that Kevin has Max read is "King Arthur and his Knights"... Max stumbles around reading, so Kevin tells Max this: "Every word is a picture. Every sentence is a picture. All you do is let your imagination connect them together." {I actually had to get my DVD into action just to get that quote directly from Kieran!} Max begins to realise that reading is more than just words... Kevin and Max, are at a Festival where there are fireworks, and Kevin cannot see the fireworks as he is so short. Max, realising that Kevin cannot see them, picks him up and places him on his shoulders to watch the spectacle... Once the show is done, the bullies see Max and Kevin, and Kevin accuses the lead bully of being a cretin, and the bullies react, and to give chase and to attack them. Kevin, with foresight, kicks Max into moving and together they become Knight and Steed (Kevin the Knight with Max as the Steed) and manage to avoid the bullies, and get them picked up by the cops... From this, a friendship forms, with Kevin getting Max to become more and more like one of Arthur's Knights... Kevin teaches Max to strive for everything. This movie is great. My mother cried at the end, I cry at the end, my FATHER even had tears at the end... I cannot give this movie enough stars... 10, 15, 20: Still not enough...! I have lent several people this movie, and they all tell me that even THEY had tears/and or cried at the end of the movie... I honestly do not think I can say enough good things about this movie, other than the fact that I have purchased the Book (both paperback & hardbound), the Sequel (paperback & eventually hardbound), the Video, the DVD, and the Soundtrack... If I could find a copy of the Movie Script, I most likely would purchase that also... Kieran Culkin is so cute in this movie! I think that when I first saw this movie, there is something so absolutely engaging about Kieran, I was immediately charmed by him! Sorry, Mac! You are good, but your little brother has something really SPECIAL!!! THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE! RENT IT OR PURCHASE IT! IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY OF IT! RUSH TO PURCHASE IT!!!
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SerenaReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Cute movie but maybe not for kids.
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I bought this movie to show my 6th graders because we read the book. There’s some colorful language in here that I didn’t feel comfortable with.
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LDReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not as detailed as the book, but still has the essence of the story
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Liked the movie. Used it to compare/contrast to book in class
Bob NeffReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Product
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Good entertainment
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