Swiss Family Robinson

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Common Sense says

age 8+

Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.

G 1960 126 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 5+

Good family movie

If you watch movies with your kids they can be younger. This is a favorite for my 4, 3 & 2 year olds who otherwise only watch toddler cartoon educational/Bible movies. It really is a kid-by-kid basis as my daughter cries at the cartoon Charlotte’s Web but not this. The sexism talked about really isn’t anything other than true, especially during that era. The “Asians” are because they are in the South Pacific. It is expected. The girl unable to fend for herself is not sexist either. She was brought up in high society Europe and it was her first time on the island while the boys already had experience. FYI - she knew exactly how to shoot a gun with accuracy so she was not 100% helpless. They pray when they are saved and the mother is respectful of her husband but still laid down the law when it counted. I think it a wonderful portrayal of a good marriage and the journey this family goes through. I use their youngest son as an example to mine of how disobedience can get you into trouble and even hurt. The violence is more comedic.

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age 8+

Great, action classic

We are going back through the classics, since there are so few recent movies which are safe for kids under 15. This one is a real gem. Made in a saner time. No “adult themes” sneak in because some producer/writer/director just can’t help himself or herself (I swear, most of them get a kick out of not allowing kids to be kids). Wholesome movie which teaches the worth of family unity, harmony and importance (a radical message these days). Worth the $4! (Some non- bloody violence.....but 8 or 9 year olds who are not too sensitive can handle it. 10 or 11 if your child is sensitive).

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