The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Movie review by Caroline Gates-Shannon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

A classic tale of good vs. evil.

NR 1988 171 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 10+

Not for young kids

I’m surprised at the age rating on this site. I thought it was way too violent and scary for young kids.
age 3+

Great family film

This BBC classic is a new favourite of my 2.5 and 4.5 year old. We watched it together first as a family as I was concerned it would be scary, but both the girls loved it. We tried to cover their eyes when the spooky demons are summoned by the white witch but as they are quite cartoony the girls thought is was funny and assured us they were brave enough to keep watching. Apart from the spooky factor which might be too much for more sensitive kids, this show is great and demonstrates good moral values (we are not religious) such as telling the truth, being kind to others, and showing responsibility for your actions. My 4 year old was angry that Edward had lied and upset Lucy and we were able to talk about the importance of supporting your friends and siblings. We enjoyed the magic and fantasy of it all. A beautiful family film.

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