Ice Age

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

age 6+

Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie.

PG 2002 85 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 67 reviews

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age 5+
This is a sweet and funny movie with great characters who all have their own distinct flaws which they confront throughout the movie. It teaches that people can change and that you should do the right thing even if its hard. It is a bit scary for younger kids at parts like the beginning and near the end but not graphically so. Younger kids (4 and under) also might find it a bit boring as the movie is mostly comedy. Its a fun movie to watch as a family and enjoyable for older kids and parents.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 6+

Put down humor was too much

Do yourself a favor and don't expose your young ones to the constant put downs threaded through this movie. The sloth is picked on constantly which did nothing to teach my kids about respecting other human beings. (I might point out that when this movie takes place, the prehistoric sloth megatherium was larger than an elephant and didn't take heat from anyone, but that's another story).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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