Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Silly but occasionally scary '80s movie has lots of peril.

PG 1989 101 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 8+

Very upsetting scene with ant

I love this website as it allows our family to watch movies together even though we have a very sensitive seven-year-old… But I was moved to write a review for this one because they did not mention the fact that a sweet ant who had become a friend to the children (and tried to save their lives) was stung and killed by a scorpion. My son cried for like an hour! (“Did the ant really die, Mommy?!”) Usually (thanks to these fabulous reviews) I warn him about stuff like this and then he can tolerate it… I hope my review helps another sensitive kid either be prepared for that scene or prepared for the fact that their parent will fast forward that scene. ;)

This title has:

Too much violence
4 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Teenage romance not for 6+

Too much teenage romance for kids... regret picking this one because it also put me to sleep. Little kids might enjoy it but pick up bad words.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

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