Parents' Guide to

Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids in danger in entertaining film based on French series.

Movie NR 2023 102 minutes
Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie: Superheroes to the rescue.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 8+

It’s all perspective

Listen, I knew that this was going to be a standalone project because a movie that requires the knowledge of 5 seasons would make no money at all, and would be a complete failure. With that being said, I thought the animation was beautiful, the characters were very well developed, and the plot was extremely easy to follow. The love square was very enjoyable to watch and I loved the resolution we had in the end but I also loved the cliffhanger. It left me wanting more, but not being unsatisfied with what I had watched. I’ve heard complaints that it wasn’t like the show at all, but honestly? I though it was even better. I wouldn’t be interesting in watching a 2 hour long miraculous episode that probably ends in no progress and the same ending just like the actual show does. It was beautiful and very well made.
age 5+

Our kids hated it (an 11 year old's review)

My 11 year old wrote this review after watching it: "I rate this movie 1 star because of the following: 1. I wasn't able to rate it zero stars. 2. It's as cheesy as frozen Walmart cheese pizza with extra cheese and stuffed crust. 3. The characters, the music, and the storyline are TERRIBLE. Conclusion: This movie was probably the worst I've ever seen. I wish I never watched it. It was a waste of my time. P.S. The last scene hinted at a sequel. They'd better not even think about writing a sequel!" 😂

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (19 ):

Fans of the French series might nitpick some of the finer details of this version, but the film is generally loyal to the original and, what's more, it's good fun. The heroic adventures of two Parisian teenagers are set to music in Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie, and the characters look a little different than in the series. But Paris is rendered in loving detail, and shy Marinette is made even more of a hero in this telling, coming often to Cat Noir's rescue. It would be hard not to root for her transformation into a confident high schooler thanks to her superpowers, and the pair's love story is endearing.

The human elements offer a counterbalance to their wild battles with wacky supervillains and their Master Shifu-like guardian. More of the stars' unmasked life would have added narrative depth to balance the action sequences. The film has some surprises in store for its characters and ends with a clear hint at a sequel. Miraculous is goofy and it knows it, and that's a big part of its appeal.

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