Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets.

PG 1986 101 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 61 reviews

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age 5+

There's a huge fandom for a reason...

...and that is BECAUSE of the open endedness in the ending, especially with regards to where Sarah and Jareth's relationship stands. Despite the little screen time they had together, the chemistry between them was undeniable. Other than that, I really love the line "You have no power over me." Great comeback for anyone who's ever had to put up with bullying/harassment. I loved the transformation that both Sarah and Hoggle went through. And finally, Jareth is just fantastic and so charismatic. Even if you don't become infatuated with him, he's definitely got your attention. ;) I love the songs and the soundtrack, and though there is some frightening imagery, it was really interesting to see all the hard work behind the scenes. The ballroom scene is purposely made to be a bit creepy but it is still visually beautiful. I saw somewhere that this movie is an acquired taste, and I would wholeheartedly agree. Both my mom and sister agree that it's kind of boring, and even I have to agree that it drags in certain parts. Still, I love the movie, and I love much of what the fandom has created!

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age 11+

A little creepy

I felt like this was a little to creepy for before bed. I wish we held off on showing our 9 yo this movie.
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For kids who love fantasy and muppets

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