Pinocchio (2020)

Movie review by Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Italian live-action version has mild scares and peril.

PG-13 2020 125 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 10+

Unnecessarily scary scenes ruin what could have been children's movie.

This movie initially looks like a fantasy movie but there are some worrying and scary parts including the use of the word 'assassins' and seeing Pinocchio hanging in a noose from a tree by the neck. These parts are not needed.
age 8+

It isn’t Disney, but it’s a great movie

I think most people are too used to Hollywood’s way of making films. I am too. That’s why I love when I find a movie from a different country that fills both my expectations as art and as entertainment. It’s disturbing, indeed, but that’s one of the bets things it has. Movies aren’t supposed to be dumb, even if they are for kids. Kids aren’t stupid, and it’s the parents job to explain it is fantasy and reflect about the messages it contains, that aren’t few. The acting is AMAZING, the photography, and the story. I don’t remember the details of the movie by Disney, but I don’t even want to. I think it’s a great movie and I was just expecting to find some recognition from the audience for what I think is an amazing work of art. This Pinocchio film is a closer, incredible interpretation of the original story and that has a great value. My recommendation is to open the minds and enjoy accepting a different type of deeper entertainment.

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