Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Stunning, but can be dark and scary in places.

PG 2000 86 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 4+

Enjoyable, but watch with young kiddos

I watched this with my 4.5-year-old dinosaur-crazy son … and honestly, I was initially nervous about the meteorite strike, fire, running, etc scaring him. However, I think because I watched the entire movie with him the first time, he looked to me for his cues on whether to be worried. He already knew that scientists theorize a meteorite strike is how the dinosaurs went extinct, so we kind of talked through that part……we also talked through several of the carnotaurus parts (think t-rex-ish dinosaurs, if you’re unfamiliar) where other dinosaurs were injured/attacked….and I encouraged some levity by telling him some dinosaurs are LUNCH for other carnivorous dinosaurs. There are some funny parts that I laugh at, but go over his head a bit…but he loves this movie. Literally will act it out as it’s on, pretending to be the lead dinosaur, Aladar (sp?). I think you have to know your own child, how they’ll handle it …and be sure to watch along with them.
age 7+

Luke loves dinosaur 2000

It my favorite movie as a kid I just love the movie

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