Oliver & Company

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

age 5+

Can't compete with Disney classics, but still fun.

G 1988 74 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 7+

Not for under 6!

As an early childhood educator and parent of a child under 5, I trusted the 4+ average parent rating. I've been using common sense media for about a year, but never contributed. I felt compelled to add a review to hopefully get the age adjusted. My child was terrified by the "scary guy in the car" who was threatening and mean and constantly smoking. She didn't understand why a mean man would threaten another person for money and I had no idea how to explain. Georgette is dishonest and coniving to get "rid" of Oliver. The dogs use unkind words. Then, the last straw was the kidnapping of Jenny! My child was so upset we had to turn the movie off. I was sick to my stomach that I didn't know it was coming and she had to see it. Reality is, that the world can be scary, but I feel that I would've approached the topic differently and was not prepared for my child to know just how ugly people can be...just yet. Note to self: no matter what the reviews say...screen first.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.
age 7+

It's NYC yo

If it wasn't for the many Oliver and Company AMV's on Youtube and Oliver and Company Deviantart this 30 year old animated movie would had been forgotten these days. Beautiful girl dogs and lots of violence including a too rushed running time, and a shame this did not make it to the row of many 2000's Disney sequels. The animation, music and songs makes it feels like you're in a long vanished time of NYC. Beside that NYC is big in consumerism, but all the old Oliver and Company toys, picture books and more had seemed to be gone these 30 years. I might be one of the very few that remember the free Oliver and Company comics you could get at the local Danish gas station for a limited time.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

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