Galaxy Quest

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

age 10+

Sci-fi comedy has violence, language, sexual references.

PG 1999 102 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 9+

Schlocky fun

On par with The Three Amigos and The Princess Bride, this is a thoughtful, funny, wonderfully cast production. It may help if you have a background with fandom for Star Trek.

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age 13+

Imagination comes true

What's so brilliant is that the premise of the story is based upon Sci-Fi writers coining terms and phrases that were unique to its own Universe. Unbeknownst to these writers is that All Things exist and nothing that One can imagine is not real. Its just present in another Galaxy is all. Afterall, It Is A Very Big Universe. That this understanding is conveyed as it goes without saying, too me, is brilliant. Also, The Minor Miners bit is hilarious.

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