Pinocchio (2022)

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Frequent peril in live-action/CGI version of classic tale.

PG 2022 105 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 14+

Pinocchio sadly disappointed.

I was really looking forward to watching this live action Pinocchio, especially since it's with Tom Hanks one of my favorite all time actors. The movie took a turn. I didn't care for it but when my 12 year old turned to me crying and asked me why they would take children to an island and turn them into donkeys to sell them it hit home. This movie was about child abuse. They lured the children to this "Island" and sold them. How horrible. As a parent and having that uncomfortable conversation with my own children was unsettling to say the least. I don't agree with Disney on this movie. I don't recommend it to any of my friends, family or you whoever may be reading this. I rather if I may encourage family time or reading a book together. I hope I can save another family from watching the violence that we unfortunately saw.

This title has:

Too much violence
11 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Refreshing new take on the classic film!!

I really liked this new version, like really liked it! It was refreshing to see it not being a shot for shot remake, but they added a lots of new things for some more originality and dramatic effect. Like they added like new characters and new songs, but still kept a few of the old ones though. Now it still has a pretty dark and mature tone, but I would say it's pretty much toned down here actually, compared to the old one, which I appreciate. And this CGI-Pinocchio looks gorgeous! Certainly some charm from the original has been removed, but I guess it's understandable because it's live action and we're living in new times and all that, but it's still cute enough. And some parts may feel a little predictable, but that doesn't overshadow the things that works. In short, this was a beautiful and unexpected live action remake. Now this one may not be a hit for everyone, but if you want something that feels both familiar but defenitely takes some more liberties, I would defenitely recommend you to check this one out! Too bad it wasn't put on cinemas. :)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
5 people found this helpful.

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