Inspector Gadget

Movie review by Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Not nearly as good as the TV show.

PG 1999 78 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 6+

You will never get this time back…

This is just one of the worst movies ever. Horrible acting. Horrible production quality. Nothing inappropriate, but nothing redeeming about it either.
age 2+

From the era where parents could watch too

I disagree with many of these other reviews speaking negatively of this film. I think it was great when it came out and I'm watching it today in 2021 and I still think it's funny. I don't think it's too inappropriate for my young children to be watching. I guess if you know that your child has the tendency to imitate bad behavior you need to be very mindful of movies like this with extensive cartoon violence. For me personally cartoon violence does not make me uncomfortable with my children I'm more concerned about blood and obvious sexuality. As a child I watched this film over and over again because Inspector Gadget is a hero and that's what you should take away by the end of the film.

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