The Black Cauldron

Movie review by Michelle Erica Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Book-based fantasy is darker than much Disney fare.

PG 1985 80 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 5+

Scary but good

This movie is probably an introduction to scary action films. My kids were scared when the pig was being chased around and was squealing. The same pig almost got beheaded. We all kind of cringed at that. The little Gurgi character dove into the cauldron to his death but came back to life eventually. It was a pretty deep movie for being G rated, but overall, we liked it. This is a movie that I had to constantly remind my kids that it’s just a movie, not real life.

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Too much violence
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age 9+

Unique gem lost but not forgotten

Firstly this film was known for been scary hence why Disney shunned it for so long me I loved watching it as a child from the age of 7 yes I found it scary but I knew it was a movie so didn't bother me that much I was much more drawn to the adventure side and the magic within the world such as the sword and the witches. But taking that into consideration and knowing not many of my friends watched it growing up I do belive for most a older child of 9+ would be more suited to this move. This movie will either be a love or hate film the story is average but theres just something about it that you can't quite put you're finger on that makes it magical..but perhaps that's the nostalgia talking

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