Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Adorable stray dog in '70s classic; some peril.

G 1974 86 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 4+

Lots of little dog running

Are there two separate films being reviewed on here? My kids—4 and 7– are both quite sensitive but they got that this was a movie and that there are bad guys and gals in the world. They loved it. The movie was from the 70s and low-budget, and this basically follows little Benji and later his sweetheart through the same routine in town. It is very sweet. There is a kidnapping and...spoiler alert...Benji saves the day. The level of peril is high, but not intense. It is very easy to tell the kids that Benji will save the day and have them focus on his cute tricks. The next day at the library the kids wanted to find more Benji movies, a clear sign of a successful movie!

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Too much violence
age 15+


This movie wasent like the original. It's a bit violent but I enjoyed it. I cried through the part where the mum was crying and I couldn't stop. But I think parents should look at the ratings and on Netflix it does say 18+ with any movie I'm not sure about I would always look at the ratings. This is my opinion please no hate

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