Charlotte's Web (2006)

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.

G 2006 97 minutes

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Based on 41 reviews

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age 6+

Based on 48 reviews

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Quality Adaptation

This film version stays true to the book, which should be enough to recommend it. The cinematography captures the charm of the story, as does the dialogue (mostly). The only criticism I have is that the scenes among the animals in the barn involve a fair amount of quick-exchange, cheap humor that will go over the head of a young child and not really add much for the adults watching along. Pretty much everything else is well-done. The story is easy to follow for a young child, but it isn't too slow for the adults. The acting is good and plays smoothly with the CGI animals. A 3- or 4-year-old should be old enough to appreciate the film, but just make sure your child is ready to be introduced (albeit, very gently) to the concept of death.

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