Ernest & Celestine

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Touching animated story celebrates unlikely friendships.

PG 2014 80 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 6+

Dark prequel

Our oldest daughter loved the Ernest and Celestine books. We read and reread and reread them. They were a quiet spot in a world that shouts at children. The only thing resembling the lovely stories in this movie is art work. Read the books, skip the movie, too dark, too preachy and very little fun.
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age 10+

Robberies, fighting, and police chases

My 5 and 7 year-olds were really scared and asked to turn it off within the first 20 or 30 minutes. I agreed with them. The bear and mouse were constantly breaking the law together resulting in police chases and narrow escapes. The fights between the characters are violent, including hitting and throwing each other. The animation is beautiful, but it's definitely for a older children than mine.

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Too much violence
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