Parent reviews for Dadnapped

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Common Sense says

age 6+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 17 reviews

age 8+

Not good for 6-year-olds!

This went way over my 6-year-olds head. The main characters are old enough to drive and the plot was far beyond his maturity level. He didn't get the humor so the comic violence and scary situations were a bit disturbing for him. Very disappointed that we wasted time watching this.
age 8+

Tame and a little lame, but OK

This is and feels like a made for TV movie...flat acting, simple plot and plenty 'fade to black' scenes for commercials to be inserted. Having said that, the movie was OK. The plot may be a bit hard to grok for younger viewers, but the arsenal of visual gags, goofy situations, and general messy and slimey mayhem (lots of colorful sludge is thrown about) are sure to please. The acting is exaggerated (especially by the villans), but story and heroine are redeeming: believe in yourself, know that your parents love you even if they don't always show it in ways you obvious to you. My 5 and 7 year olds loved the movie, but they couldn't exactly say why. My guess? The slime-fest at the end where the bad guy gets slimed by an army of angry teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

Dadnapped: Gooey Fun

Although I'm above the average age that watches the Disney Channel (at 21), I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie. Maybe because most of my favorite Disney actors are in it (and they usually don't get the attention they deserve), but otherwise, I thought the plot to be silly and fun to watch, which is exactly what a Disney movie is supposed to do. I watched both Spectacular! and Dadnapped and Dadnapped was by far the better movie (and of course, Disney has one of the best marketing teams right now, going against Nickelodeon on the same night to get better ratings). Kids of all ages can enjoy the silliness of this movie while enjoying the performances of their favorite actors from favored t.v. shows. And of course, the only thing that I was disappointed in was the missing kiss, but I can understand the producers cutting it out. Overall, I was amused, which is all I ask for from Disney.