The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Fabulous, but also violent and scary.

PG-13 2001 208 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 75 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 332 reviews

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age 5+

Lord of the Rings

I watched the movie when it first came out, at the age of 5. I never had any problems with nightmares or thought any part was too scary. There is some violence, but isn’t there even more in superhero movies of today? The point of the film is to follow the main party of “good guys” as they race towards their goal of ending an ultimate evil. It is a wonderful educational film with lots of great teaching points throughout.

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age 10+

Violent but quality moral storytelling

Depends on what your child is into. These movies are long, with extensive combat scenes and often gory. Less ‘fun’ than early Harry Potter films, but no scarier than the later ones. No sex or foul language. Powerful moral messages. Plenty of heroes, villains and more complex characters to discuss. Watched all three with a reasonably mature 9yo who absolutely loved them.

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Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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